This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine the role of early childhood educators and explore ways to build partnerships with parents and create communities of care—for the benefit of our children, and ultimately society as a whole.
30 PDPs received after successful
completion of this course. To register for PDPs through Berkshire
Community College, please call (413) 236-2127 or email
[email protected] VESi recommends that you check with your
school district and/or state licensing agency to verify this course offering
will meet your district and/or state requirement for salary advancement and/or
state certificate re-licensure.
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