2012-2013 Catalog 
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ECE 243 - Parent-Teacher Partnerships

3.0 Credits
Gain knowledge of the importance of parent-teacher partnerships in the education of young children. Students will develop skills in building relationships, supporting families and enhancing parent involvement in early childhood programs. S/U grade option.

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

  1. Document personal application of professional knowledge of the role of the teacher in establishing relationships, building partnerships with parents, and defining the importance of the family in the life and development of a child. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate foundational skills that will support the development of partnerships with parents: forming of relationships; active strategies of sharing information from a mutual perspective; informal and formal strategies for involving parents. [REASON]
  3. Provide documentation that is evidence of personal perceptions regarding the role of the teacher in inviting or preventing a family’s sense of belonging and being respected as a welcome member of the early learning program. [ACT]
  4. Document understanding of how a teacher’s role as an advocate is connected to parent -teacher partnerships. [REASON]
  5. Document a foundational knowledge of how diverse family circumstances, community contexts, culture, and parents own development influences relationships and levels of parent involvement. [EXPLORE]
  6. Demonstrate evidence of practicing and applying supportive communication with parents regarding developmental milestones and appropriate expectations, based on knowledge of developmental principles and professionally defined appropriate practices. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Document evidence of an increased level of tolerance for aspects of diversity in people and thought, based on an understanding of how stereotypical and personal biases can inhibit strong partnerships with parents. [EXPLORE]

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