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 Course Title:   Parent Education Cooperative III


 Department:    FL

 Course #:    134

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    200102

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

For parents of preschool age children enrolled in a community-based cooperative preschool. Provides an opportunity for parents to focus on areas of child development and behavior, lab school organizational development, parenting and/or parents as teachers. Student participation includes practicing developmentally appropriate child guidance and positive adult/child activities, assisting the teacher in the classroom, attending monthly parent education sessions, and performing committee or leadership roles to support the lab/school.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Home & Family Life Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 1. Objectively observe child behavior.
  2. 2. Practice skills and techniques useful in working with small groups of children.
  3. 3. Practice techniques useful in working with small groups of adults.
  4. 4. Practice positive guidance techniques to promote responsible behavior.
  5. 5. Practice conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. A. Child development: Development of the four-year-old child emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively, language, motor and moral skills.
  2. B. Child behavior and misbehavior and appropriate practices.
  3. C. Parent/child communication.
  4. D. Child guidance techniques.
  5. E. Role of parent as the child's first and most important teacher.
  6. F. Self-esteem.
  7. G. Personal development.
  8. H. Family health and safety.
  9. I. Problem solving.
  10. J. Conflict resolution.
  11. K. Developmentally appropriate practices including, but not limited to, culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum, emergent curriculum and pre-literacy.
  12. L. Curriculum: Art, music, science, math, drama and movement.