- Name: Parent Care Relations
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Early Childhood Education
- Units (Credits): 1.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Helps students acquire various communication skills to enhance parent/caregiver relationships. Covers interpersonal communication, listening skills and cooperative problem solving.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Identify sources and solutions for tension in parent caregiver relationships.
- Use problem-solving techniques.
- Describe parent concerns and stresses.
- Use active-listening skills.
- Hold effective parent conferences.
- Promote parent-involvement.
III: Course Linkage
This course is designed to allow students to meet the Early Childhood Education Program Learning Outcomes of ensuring that successful students will be able to:
- Develop strategies for maintaining a safe and healthy child care environment.
- Be aware of community child and family service agencies in the community.
- Develop an appreciation for the importance of advocating for child and family related issues at the community and legislative level.
- Understand the benefits of participation in early childhood professional organizations.
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.