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ECE 2200 Families, Communities & Schools

Family and community characteristics, supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships and involving families and communities in the development and learning of children.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Describe the importance of establishing and maintaining positive, productive and collaborative relationships with families and ways to create partnerships that respect family's choices and goals for children.
  • Describe the availability and accessibility of community services, supports, and agencies and their impact on the child, family and community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of respectful dialogue when involving families in the assessment of their child's development and learning.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the uniqueness of family structures and social and cultural backgrounds, identities, and customs to create foundations for learning.
  • Describe the role of advocacy within the community to support and strengthen children and families.
  • Describe the relationship between family involvement and student learning.
  • Describe use of communication in the process of family/educational setting/community relations and involvement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ecology of the child (e.g. socioeconomic, home environment, etc.) through an exploration of present practices of family/educational setting/community and the impact on child development.
  • Demonstrate the abilitiy to plan experiences that involve families and communities by providing opportunities and resources to promote child development and learning.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3