SRJC Course Outlines

7/1/2022 9:02:36 AMCHLD 82 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 82Title:  FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN ECE  
Full Title:  Family Engagement in Early Care & Education
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will investigate issues, techniques and resources for establishing effective working relationships between early childhood professionals and families.  This course is designed to provide professionals in early care and education with the skills and information necessary for building and maintaining partnerships with families.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHLD 51 ( or CHILD 51)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will investigate issues, techniques and resources for establishing effective working relationships between early childhood professionals and families.  This course is designed to provide professionals in early care and education with the skills and information necessary for building and maintaining partnerships with families.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHLD 51 ( or CHILD 51)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Describe systems for consistent, effective communication with families.
2. Build supportive partnerships with families from diverse backgrounds.
3. Apply methods for building community and identify community resources for children and families.
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Identify the various structures and functions of families within cultural and political contexts.
2. Compare and contrast various effective approaches to building partnerships with families.
3. Apply communication techniques for working with families.
4. Identify community services and agencies that support all families.
5. Use culturally inclusive and anti-bias strategies for family engagement.
6. Discuss the development of teacher-parent and parent-parent relationships within the program
    and the wider community.

Topics and Scope
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I. Family Function: History and Practices
    A. Historical and contemporary family structures and functions
    B. Social and political contexts
II. The Characteristics of Families
    A. Language
    B. Culture
    C. Family structure
    D. Effects of adverse situations
    E. Socioeconomic status
III. Family-Centered Early Childhood Programs      
    A. Positive partnerships with families
    B. Effective communication strategies
     C. Professional boundaries
     D. Barriers to effective partnerships
IV. Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs
    A. Benefits and challenges of family engagement
    B. Family engagement at the administrative level
V. Community Building within the Early Childhood Program
    A. Family-centered approaches
    B. Resource networks
    C. Involvement and engagement in the greater community
VI. Role of the Teacher/Administrator in Family Engagement
    A. Advocacy
    B. Professional Ethics
    C. Leadership

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments from the text, handouts, and/or the internet, of approximately
    20 pages per week
2. Reflective writing; personal response to material presented in class and reading; 3-5 papers,
    4-6 pages each
3. Written assessment of family partnership practices in an early childhood program, with an
    action plan for improvement (approximately 4-6 pages)
4. Group research project on selected topic pertaining to family engagement requiring research
    and an interactive, in-class presentation of approximately 10 minutes and a written report
    of 4-6 pages
5. Participation in class discussions and problem solving activities
6. Exams (2-4) on readings, terminology, presentations, and lectures

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
60 - 70%
Reflective writing; family partnership action plan; group research report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
In-class problem solving exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Research project presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program. 2nd ed. Keyser, Janis. Redleaf Press. 2017
Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success. Mapp, Mapp and Carver, Ilene and Lander, Jessica. Scholastic Professional. 2017
Family Partnerships and Culture. Ong, Faye, ed. California Department of Education. 2016
50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families. 3rd ed. Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. 2013 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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