ECE210G - Child, Family and Community Relationships
Young children’s learning and development are integrally connected to their families and community. This course will use Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological theory to examine the child’s relationship as influenced by family composition and stress, language, and culture within their school, home and community. Students will explore ways to establish collaborative relationships with families based on trust and respect and how to use protective factors that strengthen and empower families. Appropriate methods of communication and family involvement in early childhood programs will be explored and community resources for support will be identified. Professional ethics and their role in working with children and families will be examined.
Prerequisite: ECE100G and 3 additional ECE credits.