National University




ECE452 Partnering With Families

Lead Faculty: Dr. Susan B. Gilbert

Course Description

Focus on acquiring knowledge through current research and developmental theories to plan responsive environments for infants and toddlers that strengthen family-school partnerships. Will explore through case studies optimum communication techniques for building and maintaining positive relationships with family members.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain components of effective family-program staff relationships.
  • Apply appropriate communication methods and conflict resolution skills when interacting with family members.
  • Create lessons around the opportunities for involvement with families in infant and toddler programs
  • Analyze topics of diversity related to differences and similarities in families.
  • Design a newsletter specifically inviting the families to participate in the learning experiences of their child.

Prerequisite