Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Child, Family, and Community

 Title Abbreviation:   CHILD/FAMILY/COMMUNITY

 Department:    EDUC&

 Course #:    150

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.


Prerequisite: None.

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 Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the cultural influences, social issues, systemic oppression, changes and transitions that affect children, families, schools, and communities.
  2. Analyze strategies that empower families to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with teachers and school communities.
  3. Identify how one’s own family history and life experiences may impact relationships with children and families.
  4. Identify community services and agencies that support the needs of children and families and establish resource and referral systems for parents and educators.
  5. Describe the importance of culture, including language, in identity formation.
  6. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Describe strategies for connecting with and supporting the child and family that recognize the interconnectedness of the child, family, and community and the impacts of culture and structural inequity.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Principles of conference preparation and relationship building.
  2. Issues of confidentiality, legal and ethical responsibilities for the educator.
  3. The family as active educational team member.
  4. Advocacy by parents and education professionals.
  5. Skill building for effective communication and conflict management.
  6. Cultural diversity and sensitivity in the group setting.
  7. Influences of the home, school and community on the developing child.
  8. Program adaptations to meet the diversity of family structures in the U.S.
  9. Community resources for families and education professionals.