Family Diversity

6 Clock Hours / 0.6 CEUs

Family Diversity

Family Diversity Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Course discusses cultural and ethnic diversity as well as diversity of family structure and presents ways to support all children in the context of their families. Includes strategies for helping all types of families feel a sense of belonging in early care and education programs. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Family Diversity you will be able to explain how the quality of the teacher-family relationship impacts children’s wellbeing; compare independence- and interdependence-focused caregiving; explain how to communicate effectively across cultural and language barriers; identify the challenges facing interracial, grandparent-headed, and LGBT families; describe the effects of divorce, adoption, and foster care on children and their families; and choose strategies for helping all children and families feel welcomed and valued in your early childhood program.

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NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Family Diversity:

  • The effects of teacher-family relationships on children's well-being
  • Cultural and family structure differences that impact children's early care and education
  • Strategies for making all families welcome in early childhood environments

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Student comments on Family Diversity:

I am so impressed and relieved that there is this service. I found the courses I needed [Infant Safety, Abuse and Neglect, and Family Diversity] and even added one just because it looked interesting and I felt I needed a refresher course in that area. - New York, New York

Your classes [Family Diversity, and Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder] are awesome! I received the courses (book) very quickly and completed one right away and started another. Your service is such a wonderful way to get the continuing ed courses I need and get new information instead of the same old stuff that "workshops and seminars" offer. Thank you for the opportunities you afford to preschool teachers. – Cockeysville, Maryland

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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