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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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EDUC& 150 - Child, Family, and Community:CD

3.0 Credits
Integrate the family and community context in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child and tools for effective communication. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss demographic trends of children and families today.
  2. Identify and describe influences on children’s development and socialization process.
  3. Establish tools for communicating and creating relationships with families that are respectful, inclusive, and reflect an understanding of cultural and community influences.
  4. Articulate the benefits of family centered programs and the importance of supporting parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.
  5. Describe strategies for engaging families in their children’s learning and development.
  6. Identify community resources and create strategies for connecting children and families to those resources.
  7. Demonstrate ability to develop environments that reflect family and community diversity and prevent bias.
  8. Discuss the teacher’s role in social-emotional learning in utilizing communication to gain understanding of children and their thoughts and feelings; encourage children’s verbal expression; and strengthen communication among children.

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