Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate the following skills: A. Identify the unique characteristics of each family and the impact of culture, social background, language, abilities, communication styles, and values on the development and learning of each child B. Discuss the benefits, limitations, and biases of the diverse communication formats one must acknowledge in order to establish cooperative relationships that respect the diversity and uniqueness of all families C. Describe the importance of recognizing one's own cultural and linguistic heritage while incorporating the family goals and desires for their own children in the educational process D. Identify, review, and compile community resources, including resources related to the responsible use of digital tools, to support the diverse structures and needs of families E. Describe and demonstrate skills that are necessary for professionals within early childhood education to work together as a team, to collaborate, and to advocate in ways that are responsive to the diversity and complexity of each family’s systems F. Analyze and develop strategies for implementing effective program policies (local, state and national) that safeguard families who are culturally and linguistically diverse and provide quality care and education to their children G. Understand that early childhood programs serve as a catalyst within the larger community context to bring family members and community agencies together to create and support quality care and education programs
Prerequisite(s):REA 098 and ENG 091 “C” or better; or appropriate placement score.
Textbook information is available at http://www.bhc.edu/on-campus/bookstore/ You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., BL 201, and the section number.
This course focuses on the child in the context of family, school and community. The course will examine the interplay of diverse cultures, lifestyles, language and communication with the role of school and other community institutions. Students will gain an understanding of their professional role in supporting practices that strengthen respectful family/child relationships through effective use of community and family resources.
Black Hawk College: 6600 34th Ave Moline, IL 61265 Phone: 3097965000