50-520 Child, Family, and Community

This course is designed to assist candidates in developing the necessary skills to work cooperatively with families and community members. This starts with the understanding that all young children are fully functioning members of a diverse and multicultural school, family, and community. Candidates gain insight into family perspectives and experiences by examining the social, economic, legislative, and technological impacts on children and families, including families with special needs children. They evaluate existing support services and service delivery models in the school and community with respect to diversity, exceptionality, and family health and well being with a particular emphasis on strategies to promote and ensure effective communication, collaboration, and consultation between home, school, and community.