ECP099 - Behavioural Guidance Techniques

Outline info
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Subject Title
Behavioural Guidance Techniques

Subject Description
Participants will examine a variety of child guidance techniques that support children's development of emotional health and social relationships.  Steps discussed will include prevention, action and follow up for behaviour issues with young children.  Topics include child development, reasons for children's behaviour and age appropriate actions to shape positive emotional reactions and establishing healthy social relationships.  Participants will work through a variety of case studies to analyze their child guidance practices and adapt them to support positive emotional health in young children.

Credit Status
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance

NOTE:  For participants who wish to use this workshop as part of their CPL portfolio, please consult with the CECE to verify it is applicable to the CPL requirements.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Define child guidance as required by the the Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario
  2. Understand child guidance and it’s relationship to professional ECE practice
  3. Examine individual professional child guidance practice
  4. Develop and implement a variety of child guidance techniques that conform to professional practice and support healthy emotional and social development

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline

  1. Child guidance definition
  2. Professional practice and child guidance
  3. Child guidance techniques and application

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will use a variety of methods including personal experiences, hand outs, discussion, question and answer.

Prescribed Texts
Hand outs

Reference Material
College of ECE’s web site:

Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario

Child Abuse web site:

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Sandra Noble