Pintando un cuadro positivo: El manejo del comportamien [Spanish] [Painting A Positive Picture: Proactive Behavior Management] [Video]
Christi Szakaly-Meredith, Resa Matlock, Ball State University
Part of a series of 16 broadcasts, this videotape is designed to teach child day care workers how to help each child learn self control while supporting the child's self esteem through positive behavior guidance. It begins by discussing the messages children are giving through their behavior, including a desire to escape, a need for attention, an interest in a tangible object, or fulfillment of a sensory need. Comprehensive proactive behavior strategies that are child centered, activity centered and behavior centered are then described. The difference between discipline and punishment is also explained. Actual child care providers then recommend their own strategies for behavior management. The videotape is presented in Spanish.
Christi Szakaly-Meredith, Resa Matlock, Ball State University. Pintando un cuadro positivo: El manejo del comportamien [Spanish] [Painting A Positive Picture: Proactive Behavior Management] [Video] (1995). Ball State University: Muncie, IN.
Sponsoring Agency: Ball State University
Reading Level: Average
Formats Available: Printed Material, Videotape
(The accompanying print guide is titled "Reflections on Practice: A Companion Guide to
Indiana's Child Care Collection" - contact producer regarding price )
Ball State University
The Child Care Collection
c/o Christi Szakaly-Meredith
BSU TC 1008
Phone: (877) 550-4455Email: email@example.com
Fax: (765) 285-4045
Languages Available: English, Spanish
Intended User Audience:
Early childhood care and education professionals can use this material, including child care providers, preschool personnel, K-3rd grade teachers, preservice students in ECE, ECSE, and those working toward CDA (Child Development Associate) certification.
Two co-directors oversee development of the videos in this collection. Both have backgrounds in early childhood education and one of the co-directors is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Each video is developed using a multi-step process. First, state level personnel decide on the content areas for new videos (once each year). Second, a team of experts is gathered representing higher education faculty (mostly in-state), state personnel, child care providers from home and center-based settings, and other disciplines as needed for specific topics (e.g., physical therapist). Based on input from the team, a script is developed. Then in-state sites are chosen for filming. A production crew and members of the expert team as well as state level personnel often accompany staff to the sites. Edits to the scripts and video segments are done as a group. The process takes approximately six months to complete.
While the cultural and linguistic diversity portrayed in each video is primarily European-American and English-speaking, an effort is made to film at sites representing diversity in both children and staff (e.g., home child care, preschool center in the inner city, university lab schools).
As noted above, informal evaluation is done during the development of each video. The team reviews the script and footage in an ongoing manner. There are plans for focus groups and surveys to collect data concerning the effectiveness of the videos (presentation and content).
The complete set of videos (N =23) are also used as part of CDA certification in Indiana.
As of December 1999, 50 copies of Bienvenidos a todos los ninos: Cuidado inclusivo, 300 copies of Welcoming all children: Creating inclusive child care, 1436 copies of Cooing, crying, cuddling: Infant brain development, 1473 copies of Toddler brain development, and 534 copies of The B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S. of family child care have been disseminated throughout the United States.
Additional dissemination figures:
Developmental Infant Care = 1129 copies;
Dilemas Diarios Manejando Difficultades = 200;
Pintando un Cuardo...= 200;
Daily Dilemmas - coping with challenges = 1166;
Planeando dias apropiados = 200;
El Desarrollo del cuidado... = 200;
Quality Family Child Care = 1357;
Designing developmentally appropriate days = 1980;
Painting a positive picture...= 2720;
Cuidado de calidad para los ninos..= 200
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