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ECE 283 Valuing Families and Diversity
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2014
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: This course focuses on methods for developing effective communication skills to involve parents in the early childhood program, including building an awareness of diverse family values and implementing a diverse curriculum. Students build skills to help parents and staff work together to understand the child's needs.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Identify and analyze appropriate methods for parent education meetings.
2. (Synthesis Level) Develop a process or tool to ascertain the makeup, interests and needs of parents.
3. (Synthesis Level) Develop home/school communication procedures.
4. (Application Level) Examine family contact models that involve gathering information about the child and sharing information about the childcare setting.
5. (Synthesis Level) Develop plans to help parents gain a greater understanding of their children's needs and abilities.
6. (Comprehension Level) Describe behaviors that recognize and show respect for linguistic and cultural diversity.
7. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the development of cultural awareness in young children.
8. (Evaluation Level) Develop a plan to implement a multicultural program in the classroom.
9. (Comprehension Level) Explain the development of language in children.
10. (Comprehension Level) Describe bilingual education and summarize important developments in the history of bilingual education in the United States.
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and select bilingual multicultural materials that are appropriate to the child care setting, and identify resources where materials can be purchased.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation