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Parents As Partners in Early Childhood

3 Credits
We all know how important it is to get parents on board when it comes to their children. Explore the issues of educating parents through the study of specific developmental assets that integrate factors such as family dynamics, support from community adults, values development and social skills. Parenting is a process and has a variety of rights, responsibilities and roles that change across the lifespan. Needs of parents, the resources available and the helpful interactions between parent and educator are discussed. Variations in parenting practices based on heritage, culture and ethnicity are also reviewed. PowerPoint software is required.

This course is applicable towards the Early Childhood Education Certificate.

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Dianne Young

Giving young children a good foundation and start in life is my passion. The teachers knowledge and skills have a direct effect on the success of the children in my care. When working with adults in the early childhood field I am blessed to be able to share my knowledge and experiences with young children. It is so gratifying to see a student develop self-esteem and self confidence and the feeling that they can do more than they think. One of my favorite sayings is: My teacher thought I could do it so I did. This is important for adult students as well as young children.