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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Family-Centered Early Education (ECE-230)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, 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 course provides the guidelines for creating effective partnerships with families and an overview of the diversity of modern families and emphasizes examining elements that create successful partnerships and programs that work.  Students explore how to encourage parental engagement and how to adapt strategies to create that connection to meet specific needs of various schools and communities.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/17) (2/22 revalidation).