This module will introduce students to young children’s behavioural development, the reasons and influences of problem behaviours in young children, and children’s psychological needs. Respectful relationships with children form the foundation in guiding young children and promoting security and attachment in children.

It will examine the different strategies in guiding and managing children, helps students develop the ability to foster trusting, respectful relationships with children by demonstrating understanding of, and respect towards, children of different temperaments and culture. This includes creating a nurturing, emotional and interactional environment that promotes security and attachment for children. It also includes managing one’s emotional responses towards children to provide respectful and responsive care-giving, and self-reflection of own effectiveness in identifying and applying appropriate positive guidance techniques.

This module also covers exceptional children as learners within the context of the community, school, and family. Emphasis is on the social, physical, and cultural issues relating to the analysis and teaching of exceptional children. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of identification processes, mainstreaming techniques, professional practices and attitudes, as well as build up a network of referral services for children with special needs.

At the end of the module, participants should have:
1. The ability to understand:
• Developmental stages of children from birth to age 8
• The importance of establishing trusting and respectful relationships with children so they feel safe, secure and valued
• The basic needs, abilities, interests and background of each child
• Features of a learning environment (interactional)
• Different patterns of attachment that support the development of healthy attachment relationships
• Different ways adult interactions can support the development of healthy attachment relationships
• Strategies to foster trusting, respectful relationships and positive interactions with children
• A variety of positive guidance techniques
• The impact of one’s emotional responses to children

2. The ability to:
• Demonstrate understanding and respect toward children of different personalities and behavioural styles
• Demonstrate respect for children’s culture, language, and religion in daily interactions
• Promote children’s security and attachment by responding promptly, appropriately and consistently to the needs of each child, and offering predictable daily routines and interactions
• Create a nurturing emotional and interactional environment that provides security for children
• Utilise positive guidance techniques to acknowledge and affirm each child’s personal efforts
– Understand individual differences
– Understand children with special needs and learning difficulties
– Understand behavioural and developmental characteristics presented by children with specific disabilities or special abilities
– Understand strengths-based views on the differences between typical and atypical development and learning (birth to age 8)
– Maintain confidentiality with regards to information on atypical development of children

LON Certification Status: L1 , L2

Occupational Title: Beginning Preschool Teacher , Preschool Teacher , Senior Preschool Teacher , Lead Teacher , Senior Lead Teacher

Duration

  • 30 Hours

Award of Certificate

WSQ Statement of Attainment upon successful course completion

$642.00(Course Fee) | $102.00 (After Singaporean/PR Funding)

*Funding not applicable to foreigners

Fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST