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.
Topics Covered in Family Diversity:
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.
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