This course explores the importance of building positive relationships between young children, their families, the community, and the early childhood setting. It examines issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-bias approaches in working with young children, their families, and the community as well as current policies, and practices that influence families. This course promotes self-reflection, cross cultural communication, and sensitivity to cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. 5 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course. Enrollment Requirements: Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101 AND CHLD DV 120, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017