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    May 18, 2024  
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ECE 250 - Connecting with Families



3.0 Credits
Investigates teaching strategies using a relationship-based approach that supports infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Concepts address the trust and independence of children through responsive teacher-child interactions and respectful parent-teacher partnerships. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Document and relate the role of attachment in children’s development of independence.
  2. Document and identify relationship-based principles in the care-giving of young children through the approaches of RIE (Resources for Infant Education) and Reggio Emilia.
  3. Demonstrate application of close observation and analysis as a tool for understanding and responding to young children with professional knowledge.
  4. Relate the importance of teaching strategies that focus on relationships of respect, responsiveness, and reciprocity with parents and their children in planning for the developmental learning of young children.
  5. Document a personally defined interpretation of the teacher’s role in providing developmentally appropriate interactions in authentic relationships that support growth of trust, autonomy, and initiative.
  6. Identify and define the roles of culture, family practices, and areas of diversity in the growth and developmental process of young children.
  7. Demonstrate teaching strategies for supporting cultural diversity and anti-bias practices in professionally defined and developmentally appropriate ways in programs for young children.



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