NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

EDUC 600




Instructor: Aumony Dahl, M.Ed.

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $100 + Partner Course Fee: $125

Partner Class Offered Through Virtual Education Software, inc.

Course Description:

Welcome to Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services, a course that seeks to promote the development of thoughtful, knowledgeable, effective educators for a diverse society. The course provides conceptual frameworks for working with families of children from a variety of backgrounds.

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found, in the Help section of your course.


After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1.  Working knowledge of the major frameworks for understanding about family systems, transitions, and diversity.

2.  Competence in communicating about the role of families in promoting optimal growth, development, and learning from pre-birth to age five. 

3.  Ability to seek out appropriate local, regional and national resources when working with families facing special challenges (e.g. children who have teenaged or divorced parents, are newly immigrated, have
experienced abuse/neglect and/or poverty, or have special needs). 

4.  Skill in designing appropriate professional practices related to enhancing and assessing positive staff-parent communication and involvement.


Title: Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services


Effective September 1, 2014, cost for this course will be $235

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