ERIC Number: ED317318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Developmentally Appropriate Guidance of Young Children.
This position statement for administrators, teachers, providers, and caregivers for young children discusses developmentally appropriate guidance techniques for children from birth to 8 years of age. The seven principles discussed are: (1) Children are in the process of learning acceptable behavior; (2) An effective guidance approach is preventive because it respects feelings while it addresses behavior; (3) Adults need to understand the reasons for children's behavior; (4) A supportive relationship between an adult and a child is the most critical component of effective guidance; (5) Adults use forms of guidance and group management that help children learn self-control and responsiveness to the needs of others; (6) Adults model appropriate expression of their feelings; (7) Adults continue to learn even as they teach. Resources for further reading are cited. Principles are discussed in terms of applications and examples. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Counseling Techniques, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Elementary School Teachers, Guidance Programs, Guidelines, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Young Children
Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children, 1821 University Avenue, Room 296-S, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children, St. Paul.