Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
EDU/ECE 306 Child, Family and Community
Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.
January 2020 – Present.
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: define and understand ecological theory; explain why attachment is important; discuss why toddlers explore everything they can find; describe how guilt helps or harms children; articulate how family centered kindergartens can help ease the transition into real school; identify the difference between salad bowl and melting pot theories; discuss various opinions regarding guidance and discipline; explain how to help children cope with fear and anger; describe how to promote self-esteem; discuss how toys help define gender roles; identify the characteristics of a successful family; discuss how isolation affects a family; explain how bias affects young children.
In order to prepare for this exam, students will cover the following topics: the child in context of family and community; issues of attachment; autonomy-seeking youngsters; working with families of school-age children; understanding families’ goals, values, values, and culture; working with families on addressing feelings and problem solving; working with families to support self-esteem; working with families around gender issues; stress and success in family life; early child care and education programs; societal influences on children and families; social policy issues.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education (9/17) (9/19 administrative review) (10/22 revalidation).