Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ECE 201 - Children Families and Community

Course Description

This course will prepare the student to implement an educational environment that builds a community of learners whose members are children, families, community members and teachers. Building relationships is integrated into practical strategies for partnering with families and communities to facilitate children’s learning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Implement a positive climate for learning that involves partnering with diverse families and communities.
Identify the role of culture on children’s development and learning.
Articulate the potential impact of differences in cultural practices between home and school.
Maintain respectful, ongoing, meaningful communication with family members that sustain partnerships with families.
Provide meaningful opportunities for families to be involved in their child’s education.
Develop strategies for keeping families informed of children’s progress.
Communicate effectively with other early childhood professionals.
Identify community resources and utilize those resources in program planning.
Advocate for children and families in the larger social and political arena.
Use of technology for communication with families that is ethical and effective.
Reflect on how theory, culture, values, ethics, communication and experience influence home, school and community partnerships.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC) when taken with ECE 111, ECE 112, ECE 121, ECE 130 and ECE 140

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ECE 130 and EDU 220 with a "C" or better