NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

EDUC 600

2 CREDITS

$235

Online

Instructor: Aumony Dahl

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $235

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.

Objectives:

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.

Texts/Readings:

Title: Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

About The Instructor

Aumony Dahl

Aumony Dahl received her Master’s degree in Exceptional Children from Western Washington University.  She is certified to teach in K-12 Special Education with an additional endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.  Aumony began her career working as an elementary special education teacher for several years.  She is currently an instructor in the Special Education Department at Western Washington University, teaching a variety of classes on topics related to early childhood special education, students with complex special needs, assessment and evaluation, and program planning.  Aumony is also a supervisor for practicum students who are training to become teachers.

**Registration Instructions:

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