Career & Technical Education > Early Childhood Education

General Information


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.

Scheduled ECE-121 classes:

Fall 2019