Course description

This course explores the partnership between early years' professionals and the families of children enrolled in early learning and care, education, and family-focused programs. Students will examine the structural, cultural, and developmental diversities of families in order to validate them as the primary support for children and their learning. Students will articulate the role of the educator in establishing and maintaining strong reciprocal relationships with families that are compatible with ethical and professional obligations. They will explore and practice engaging strategies that highlight the development of communication skills and emphasize collaboration with families. As future educators, students will engage in self-reflection to understand the significance of their role in working with families in early learning settings.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Starts: Jan. 11, 2024
Ends: Apr. 18, 2024
Day/Time: Thurs. 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Delivery: In Person
Campus: Waterloo
Cost: $333.48

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery