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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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.

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence, (CARE), Brooklyn, NY

January 2020 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

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).