Relations Across Family, School and Community (3)
Students in this course will engage in the systematic problem-solving process as they study how to promote maximum growth and psychological safety of young children. Emphasis is placed on the indicators and procedures to ameliorate child abuse and neglect; social systems; and the supports to families to increase their child's reading skills. Sources of community support and resources to support prevention and family strength will be highlighted. Students will examine information that can create a vital link among school, community, and home in our multi-ethnic society. In addition to class meetings, a minimum of 10 hours of field experience in a diverse age-3 to grade-3 setting is required. Successful completion of this course is a grade of C or better. This is a reading endorsement and ESOL endorsement infused class.