This course focuses on the diverse needs of the child within the context of family, school and community. The course will examine the interplay of diverse cultures, lifestyles, abilities, language and communication with the role of the early childhood environment and other community institutions. Students will gain an understanding of their professional role in supporting evidence-based practices that strengthen respectful, collaborative family/child partnerships through effective use of community and family resources.
Various resources used within the course or assigned activities.
Compilation of questions pertaining to textbook and additional course readings. Questions are arranged sequentially by textbook chapter.
Potential topics for discussion in an online discussion board or during classroom instruction.
Current, evidence-based resources aligned with OSEP-mandated objectives based on knowledge, skills, and dispositions early childhood practitioners need to acquire to support the learning and development of children and famiies within inclusive settings.
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