Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Essentials of CDA: Working with Families, Program Management and Ethics.

 Title Abbreviation:   CDA:WORK W/FAMILY/ETHICS

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    205

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Continuation of ECED 203 and 204. Examines working with families, program management and professionalism.


Prerequisite: ECED 203 and ECED 204 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Articulate methods for establishing positive and productive relationships with families.
  2. Identify how to administer an early learning program responsive to children and family needs.
  3. Plan for program commitment to professional and ethical standards in early childhood education.
  4. Understand family systems and program responsibility for supporting diversity.
  5. Identifying family strengths.
  6. Articulate a personal philosophy of early childhood education.
  7. Describe how the CDA fits into the professional development of early care and education professionals.
  8. Describe possible indicators of child abuse and neglect and legal reporting requirements.
  9. Articulate pro-social child guidance techniques.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Family and program interpersonal relationships.
  2. Administration of early childhood education programs.
  3. Professionalism and ethical standards and responsibilities.
  4. Cultural pluralism and culturally relevant programs.
  5. Creating and maintaining developmentally appropriate program standards.
  6. Education philosophy as applied to daily practices.
  7. Indicators of child abuse and neglect.
  8. Child guidance.
  9. Family centered program practices.