Dec 09, 2023
EDUC& 150 - Child, Family and Community Relationship Credits: 3
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Evaluate and describe the cultural influences, social issues, changes and transitions that affect children, families, schools and communities.
- Examine the concept of family, school, peers, media and community as socialization agents.
- Analyze strategies that empower families to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to support the growth and development of children.
- Identify how one’s own family history and life experiences may impact relationships with children and families.
- Identify community services and agencies that support the needs of children and families and establish resource and referral systems for parents and educators.
- Design, set up and manage safe, healthy environments, spaces, equipment and materials which invite learning.
- Discuss the dynamics of family structure.
- Involve parents and community agencies in early childhood development.
- Develop, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for early education.
- Modify curriculum, instructional strategies and methods of assessment to meet the needs of exceptional, high risk, and special needs students.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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