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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:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

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

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: ECED 203 and 204 or instructor permission.

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  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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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.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

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.