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- Course Text: Marion, M. (2015). Guidance of young children (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
- Chapter 3, “Understanding Child Development” (pp. 71-84)
- Chapter 4, “Supportive Physical Environments: Indirect Guidance” (pp. 79-110)
- Chapter 10,”Aggression and Bullying in Young Children” (pp. 266-288)
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Developing a positive classroom climate [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
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Week 3, creating positive environments and the ways adults and environments can promote healthy social-emotional development and positive behavior for preschool-age children.
- Article: “Improving Preschool Classroom Processes: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Trial Implemented in Head Start Settings”
- Paper Excerpt: “Child Care Social Climate”
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- Article: “What are Prosocial Skills?” by Kelly Pfeiffer
Article: “Fostering Prosocial Behavior in Young Children” by Kathy Preusse
- Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2–3 paragraphs in length.
- Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
- Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question you are responding to.
- You have been learning about key areas of growth and development related to prosocial behaviors. Describe three ways that a preschool policy on compassionate treatment and care of animals that visit or live in classrooms would foster this growth and development in young children.
- Based on what you have learned in Chapter 3 of your course text, explain the three foundational underpinnings that children need to develop in order to demonstrate prosocial behavior such as helping, sharing, and cooperating.
- Imagine you are a preschool teacher giving a tour of your setting to parents and other family members. Write a brief script pointing out examples of the ways your physical setup fosters positive behavior and prevents disruptive behavior.