Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECH 538 - Collaboration with Families and Communities

The course presents strategies for educators to develop supportive family and community relationships. The multiple roles played by early educators are examined as they design and implement collaborative relationships with families and communities for the purpose of mutual support within inclusive settings. The course critically analyzes theoretical paradigms and current research, with a particular focus on the ecological system from the most immediate environments inhabited by the child to the most distant (i.e. federal agencies, belief systems). This course will fulfill a course towards attainment of the Maine state Birth-5 081 teaching certificate.

Prerequisites & Notes
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field; Enrollment in UMF M.S.Ed. Early Childhood Program, or Permission of Instructor

Credits: 3

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