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Family & Consumer Sciences
Parent Community Relations
Through this course, students gain an understanding of the role a lead teacher and director plays in providing family support in the daily operations of a child development program. Emphasis is on the impact of families, working with parents to establish communication, and ways to incorporate family involvement experience and observation to develop competence in forming a foundation for meeting the educational and individual needs of young children.
Holly Hanan
-Analyze, Classify, Order, Divide Infer, compare, measure

-Evaluate methods of communicating with parents

-List ways to promote positive parent/teacher relationships

-Compare methods for managing parent conferences and complaints

-Analyze ways to collaborate with local agencies

-Classify acceptable formats for assessing children

-Judge community resources for use in teaching

-Demonstrate guidelines for writing accurate child observations

-Compose a volunteer orientation program
-Class assignments
-Laboratory assignments/reports
-Observation reports
-Peer reviews
Oklahoma State Department of Human Services - Child Care Division

CECPD requirements
Herr, Judy. Working with Young Children. Text and Workbook. The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc., 2002.

Oklahoma State Department of Career & Technical Education, Teacher Assistant, 2008.

Stephens, Karen. The Child Care Professional. Glencoe McGraw Hill, 1999.
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Human Services Early Childhood Development & Services Early Care and Education Associate Teacher