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ECD 108 - Family & Community Relations

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course is an overview of techniques and materials for promoting effective family/program partnerships to foster positive child development. Emphasis is on availability and accessibility of community resources and on developing appropriate communication skills.

Prerequisite(s): Take ECD 101  with a minimum grade of C. 
Corequisite(s): Take ECD 102  with a minimum grade of C. 
Course Topics:
  • Role of parents and teachers as partners
  • Elements that facilitate productive parent/teacher conferences
  • Elements of effective parent education workshops
  • Resources to support families
  • Characteristics of family life
  • External factors that cause stress on family life
  • Methods teachers use to support families
  • Effectively engaging families in an early childhood setting

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Word processing software (must be able to save Word format)
  • Anti-virus software

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the role of parents and teachers as partners in the total development of the child, recognizing cultural diversity as a critical element in sensitive, responsive early childhood environments. (NAEYC 2a-2c)
  2. Identify elements that facilitate productive parent/ teacher conferences or home visits, recognizing the emotional responses and protective urges of parents and developing ways to work effectively with them. (NAEYC 1b, 2c, 3c, 3d)
  3. Identify elements of effective parent education workshops. ( NAEYC 1b, 2a, 4a, 4c)
  4. Identify resources to support families in the community. (NAEYC 2b, 2c)
  5. Describe characteristics of family life and external factors causing stress on family life. (NAEYC 2a)
  6. Identify methods teachers may use to convey interest, information, and support to families. (NAEYC 2a, 2c)
  7. Create a plan to effectively engage families in an early childhood setting. (NAEYC 2a-2c, 5c, 4b)

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