This course focuses on establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships among families, early childhood learning environments, and communities to support student development and achievement. Candidates explore and discuss issues related to family diversity, relationship building, and community involvement. Emphasis will be placed on creating positive family and community engagement as well as strengthening the connection between home and school.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming and individuals who reside outside the United States.
- Compare and contrast family structures based on the home environments of different children.
- Analyze various social and economic conditions that impact family life.
- Summarize the implications of socioeconomic status in education.
- Define the changing roles of family members from one generation to another.
- Compare and contrast the changes of child care needs in the past versus current day.
- Define the factors associated with quality child care.
- Identify how licensing regulations and policy development affect the quality of available child care.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics and purposes of an Individualized Family Serice Plan (IFSP) and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Discuss various ways having a child with disabilities affects a family.
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of inclusion for an exceptional child.
- Identify how families promote literacy skills for young children.
- Summarize how parental influence affects how children embrace education.
- Identify the benefits of mentoring in helping young children learn and develop a positive self-concept.
- Define various approaches that foster positive communication between home and school.
- Identify activities that engage families and improve student learning.
- Identify factors that promote and sustain positive home, school, and community partnerships.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers’ courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog or please check with a University Enrollment Representative.