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ECE 2200 Families, Communities & Schools

Family and community characteristics, supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships and involving families and communities in the development and learning of children.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (Open to ELEE majors)

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the importance of establishing and maintaining positive, productive and collaborative relationships with families and ways to create partnerships that respect family's choices and goals for children.
  • Describe the availability and accessibility of community services, supports, and agencies and their impact on the child, family and community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of respectful dialogue when involving families in the assessment of their child's development and learning.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the uniqueness of family structures and social and cultural backgrounds, identities, and customs to create foundations for learning.
  • Describe the role of advocacy within the community to support and strengthen children and families.
  • Describe the relationship between family involvement and student learning.
  • Describe use of communication in the process of family/educational setting/community relations and involvement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ecology of the child (e.g. socioeconomic, home environment, etc.) through an exploration of present practices of family/educational setting/community and the impact on child development.
  • Demonstrate the abilitiy to plan experiences that involve families and communities by providing opportunities and resources to promote child development and learning.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Education
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Purandare
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Department Permission Required, Chair Permission Or Active in ELEE
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 11
Section: 501
Open Seats: 11
Section: 501
Face to Face
Centerville Campus
Centerville, Rm 114
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Restrictions: Chair Permission Or Active in ELEE
Open Seats: 13
Meets: MW from 9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: C01
Open Seats: 13
Meets: MW from
9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: C01