Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Family and Community Partnership in Early Childhood Education (ECE220)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
August 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: identify factors which influence child development; examine collaboration based on bioecological and developmental theories; compare family engagement models and standards from a historical perspective; describe examples of school-based programs that promote family engagement; evaluate the roles and benefits for the different stakeholders in family–school collaborations; identify and explain strategies that build collaborative relationship with families and wider community; examine how effective teacher leaders communicate successfully; demonstrate skills that are necessary for professionals within ECE to work collaboratively; explain how to create pathways for family engagement that build social-emotional skills; discuss culturally responsive pedagogy in the context of families; explore the diversity of family structures and the diversity of beliefs around parenting and child rearing; identify current trends within the diversity of families Investigate resources that help families; explain challenges faced by children and their families and identify warning signs; and describe the requirements and procedures for reporting.
Major topics include: the social context of ECE; the importance of family and community partnerships; effective partnership guidelines and strategies; communication; development of social-emotional skills; social-emotional challenges; diversity; family challenges. Prerequisite: Child Development course or Foundations of ECE (CDS210).
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Early Childhood Education (8/23).