• Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Guiding Children's Behavior
  • Course #: CDEV1125
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will examine positive strategies to guide children's behavior. The student will examine ways to establish supportive relationships with children guiding them in order to enhance learning, development, and well-being. Students must have consistent access to a toddler through school age child for the final project.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Investigate guidance styles
Examine cultural differences in child rearing and guiding styles
Evaluate ways to prevent behavior problems
Facilitate smooth transitions
Provide a supportive environment where children can learn
Communicate with colleagues and family to provide consistency in guidance
Describe positive guidance approaches
Use a variety of age appropriate positive guidance methods
Evaluate guidance strategies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  CDEV1160
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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