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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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CYFS 310 - Introduction to Child, Youth and Family Studies

5.0 Credits
Examines an overview of the field of child and family studies, reviewing its historic development, current trends, and the advantages of an interdisciplinary approach to serving children, youth, and families. Analyzes the application of theoretical and conceptual foundations to a variety of professional career settings in early childhood education and social and human services.
Prerequisite Admission to BAS Program.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Examine the intersection between early childhood education and social and human services programs, and the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.
  2. Formulate knowledge of important concepts and terminology commonly used in the fields of early childhood education, family support, and social and human services.
  3. Construct the historical and socio-political contexts of significant theories related to child and family studies and their effects on policy and programs.
  4. Analyze current models and trends at the local and national level that support the integration of service delivery for systems involved with children, youth, and families.
  5. Distinquish barriers and challenges that influence the ability of systems to provide integrated services for children, youth and families, and ways to facilitate change across the system as a whole.
  6. Discuss and compile professional opportunities and careers that use an integrated model for delivering educational and social services support for children, youth, and families.

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