ech418 | undergraduate

Community And Family Engagement

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This course focuses on establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships among families, early childhood learning environments, and communities to support student development and achievement. Candidates explore and discuss issues related to family diversity, relationship building, and community involvement. Emphasis will be placed on creating positive family and community engagement as well as strengthening the connection between home and school.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    The Changing Roles of the Diverse Family

    • Define the changing roles of family members from one generation to another.
    • Compare and contrast family structures based on the home environments of different children.
    • Analyze various social and economic conditions that impact family life.
    • Summarize the implications of socioeconomic status in education.

    Accessing Quality Child Care from Infancy to School Age

    • Identify how licensing regulations and policy development affect the quality of available child care.
    • Compare and contrast the changes of child care needs in the past versus current day.
    • Define the factors associated with quality child care.

    Engaging Families of Children with Special Needs

    • Compare and contrast the characteristics and purposes of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
    • Discuss various ways having a child with disabilities affects a family.
    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of inclusion for an exceptional child.

    Creating Positive Home & School Connections

    • Identify how families promote literacy skills for young children.
    • Summarize how parental influence affects how children embrace education.
    • Identify the benefits of mentoring in helping young children learn and develop a positive self-concept.

    Building Progressive Home, School, & Community Partnerships

    • Define various approaches that foster positive communication between home and school.
    • Identify activities that engage families and improve student learning.
    • Identify factors that promote and sustain positive home, school, and community partnerships.
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