Partnerships with Families

ECED 1040

Course description

Students examine the concept of family and the skills needed to establish authentic and responsive relationships with families from a strength-based perspective. Students explore what it means to view families as capable, competent, and rich in potential and experiences, while identifying valuable input that families contribute as experts and as first teachers in their children's abilities, interests and ideas. Students are encouraged to reflect on their unique personal experiences to gain a better understanding of how to develop meaningful partnerships with families. Interpersonal communication strategies for building relationships, problem-solving, and engagement are practiced. The use of technology and other methods for supporting the parenting role is discussed.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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