ECE 230 - Working With Families in Early Childhood Programs
This course examines the importance of family involvement in the education of young children. Topics include: diversity; definition of family; parenthood as an emotional experience; definition of family involvement; barriers to partnerships; issues of trust; communication methods; conferencing; home visits; families in the classroom; parent education and; exploring model programs.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Recognize family diversity, modern challenges and how family life impacts learning and teaching via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
2. Identify the various roles that family members have and the emotions of parents as well as how to address them as an educator vis class discussions and written assignments.
3. Define and identify factors that motivate family involvement via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
4. Determine potential barriers to teacher-family partnerships via class discussions and written assignments.
5. Develop strategies for working partnerships with families and the community via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
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