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Family-Centered Early Education (ECE-230)


Various; distance learning format.


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 


June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be able to: assist in the creation of a program where learning, caring, and parental collaboration exists; interact with students from diverse backgrounds; develop a culturally sensitive partnership between home and school that encourages various methods of volunteering; assist in the development of policies that foment a culturally and linguistically appropriate ecology that encourages learning; and describe historical development of views on children and how those views affect family life.


This exam provides the guidelines for creating effective partnerships with families. It provides an overview of the diversity of modern families. The emphasis is on examining elements that create successful partnerships and programs that work. Best practices suggest that when communities, schools, and families work together, the results are stronger communities that support the success of young people. The challenges that schools face today in fostering true parental engagement are the result of a multitude of complex issues. In completion of this course, students will have completed an in-depth study of ways schools are successfully meeting the parent-school connection challenge. Students also explore and adapt strategies to create that connection in ways that meet the specific needs of various schools and communities.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/17).