This course describes effective techniques and procedures for establishing positive and productive relationships with families and the community. It also discusses considerations for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 describes methods and opportunities for relating to parents and encouraging parental involvement. It also defines basic attributes of effective written communications and discusses techniques for overcoming difficulties communicating with parents including potential barriers posed by cross-cultural communications.
Semester 2 discusses infant and child health issues including nutrition and childhood obesity. It also describes actions and activities that should be taken to ensure safety and security in a child care environment.
Career Elective Child Care 1