(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course focuses on the family of the preschool child. Students will explore and develop an understanding of family and the factors affecting families today. Issues affecting families are discussed in terms of the effect they have on all members of the family and on the development of the child. The role of the educator in understanding, accepting and supporting the diversity of families is discussed. Various means of developing partnerships with parents will be explored.
Prerequisites: Early Learning and Child Care 1213 and 1209.