Methodologies for observing and recording the behavior of young children based on accepted developmental theories. Emphasis on the interaction between various theories of communication and the process of child development. Exploration of positive guidance methods and their relationship to how children develop self-control. Designed to introduce a broad range of communication techniques and to emphasize the mastery of positive communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, in guiding young children's behavior. Course work includes using methods such as class list logs, anecdotal records, checklists, running records, rating scales, time samples, frequency charts, and work samples to develop a child's portfolio. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EDU100. Fall Only.