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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Family and Community Partnership in Early Childhood Education (ECE220)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

August 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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). 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Early Childhood Education (8/23).