Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
CHLD 88CHILD, FAMILY & COMMUNITYWinter 2014
4 hours lecture.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 4/26/10; 1/7/11;10/2013

1. Description -
An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and sociocultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Identify various family structures, family strengths and family resources.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture on a child's development.
  3. Develop increased familiarity with resources, community agencies and referral systems to assist children and families.
  4. Explain and interpret the impact of educational, political, and socioeconomic factors on children and families, particularly in the area of work, childcare, single parent families, health and poverty.
  5. Analyze one's values, goals and sense of self as related to family history and life experiences, assessing how this impacts relationships with children and families.
  6. Examine theories of socialization that address the interrelationship of child, family, school and community.
  7. Recognize the importance of public policy and advocacy on behalf of children and families within community structures.
  8. Identify stereotypes and assumptions that affect attitudes and actions within the family, the culture and the professional community.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements and ethical responsibilities of professionals working with all children and families.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Identify various family structures, family strengths and family resources.
    1. Family systems theory
    2. Role of family: values, traditions, modes of interaction, rules, conventions, responsibilities, change, transitions, family dynamics and children's developmental outcomes.
    3. Baumrind's parenting styles and predicted outcomes
    4. The role of group childcare and early schooling
    5. Teacher's and caregivers' influences on children and families
    6. Strategies to empower families and encourage family involvement in children's development
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of culture on a child's development.
    1. Appropriate and effective communication strategies for working with diverse populations including the community of children and families with special needs.
    2. Stereotypes, biases, and assumptions and their effect upon the family, the culture and the professional community.
  3. Develop increased familiarity with resources, community agencies and referral systems to assist children and families.
    1. Identification and examination of local, state and national resources
    2. Early educator's role in assisting families in accessing effective use of resources including early intervention/special education and inclusion of children with differing abilities.
  4. Explain and interpret the impact of educational, political, socioeconomic factors on children and families, particularly in the area of work, childcare, single parent families, health and poverty.
    1. Early educator's role in supporting families in stress
    2. Factors contributing to resiliency in children and families
    3. Impact of age, gender, diverse abilities, language and culture, poverty, racial identity and ethnicity, child care and schooling, socioeconomic status on children and families
  5. Analyze one's values, goals and sense of self as related to family history and life experiences, assessing how this impacts relationships with children and families.
    1. Examine personal feelings and beliefs about issues of culture and how personal feelings and beliefs influence our actions
    2. Develop and demonstrate though role-play various communication skills which effectively support healthy partnerships with parents
  6. Examine theories of socialization addressing the interrelationship of child, family, school and community.
    1. Attachment theory
    2. Erickson's theory of psycho-social development
    3. Maslow's hierarchy of needs
    4. Bronfenbrenner's ecological model
    5. Contemporary social issues and their effect on children and families
    6. Historical theoretical frameworks of socialization
    7. Interrelatedness of family school and community as agents of socialization
  7. Recognize the importance of public policy and advocacy on behalf of children and families within community structures.
    1. Personal advocacy, public policy advocacy and private sector advocacy
    2. Aspects of civic responsibility as related to social justice and equity
  8. Identify stereotypes and assumptions that affect attitudes and actions within the family, the culture and the professional community.
    1. Awareness of labels and the implications of stereotypes
    2. Tools to use to avoid stereotyping behaviors
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements and ethical responsibilities of professionals working with all children and families.
    1. National Association for the Education of Young Children-Code of Ethical Conduct
    2. California Licensing Regulations Title 22
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation
  2. Written and oral personal reflections
  3. Oral presentations
  4. Written projects
  5. Tests, final exam and/or final project
7. Representative Text(s) -
Gonzalez-Mena, J. The Child in the Family and the Community, 5th ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Merrill Prentiss Hall, 2009.
Gonzalez-Mena, J. The Child in the Family and the Community. 6th ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Merrill Prentiss Hall, 2012.
Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. Diversity in Early Care and Education. Washington D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2008. (Text remains relevant to course content.)

Recommended:
Robinson, A. and Stark, D. Advocates in Action: Making a Difference for Young Children Washington D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2002. (Text remains relevant to course content.)
Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. Diversity in Early Care and Education Washington D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2008. (Text remains relevant to course content.)

8. Disciplines -
Child Development
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Demonstration, Field trips.
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading and study of the text.
  2. Reading and written response to test questions, assignments and relevant articles and online reading material.
  3. Reaction writing assignments to video viewings, and experiences such as research projects and field trips.
  4. Research, planning and written evaluation of individual or group creative projects.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required Core course for AA degree in Child Development. It is also one of 8 lower division courses endorsed by Academic Senate of California Community Colleges as the basis for Early Childhood Education/Child Development certificate and degree programs. This course is required by California Community Care Licensing Title 22 for early care and education professionals to work in the field.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-12-05 14:38:15


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines