Course Content and Outcome Guide for ECE 175D

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ECE 175D
Course Title:
I/Tod Care-Family Rela
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Course Description

Covers family/provider relationships including: establishing partnerships with parents, listening and responding to families needs, supporting culturally diverse families, culturally sensitive care, conducting business and handling difficult issues. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class is the fourth in a four-course series on Infant and Toddler Caregiving.  The courses were developed as The Program For Infant/Toddler Caregivers by the California Department of Education and WestEd/Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development.  The PITC website (http://www.pitc.org/) provides extensive information on the program goals and philosophy.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will:

  • Articulate the importance of respecting cultural and familial practices in caring for infants and toddlers.
  • Recognize responsive, respectful and relationship-based infant toddler care.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will:

  • Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.

  • Complete written observations.

  • Complete reflective journal.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will acquire skills and abilities relating to:

  • Ten keys to culturally sensitive care.

  • Providing the base for family support.

  • Understanding the normal behaviors and needs of parents of infants in care.

  • Parent-staff communication.