EDDU 9559: Partnering with Families and Community in ECE

Develop an understanding of the varying types of families that are represented in your community. Explore best practices for initiating and maintaining respectful and open relationships with families and community partners. Utilize knowledge of students’ backgrounds to help each child develop and learn in the early childhood classroom. Research supports and services available to families or primary students. Create a plan to effectively communicate and collaborate with the families and community.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the families and community where you teach.
  • Examine how you and other professionals at your school communicate with families and the community.
  • Explore supports and services available for helping your students’ families.
  • Design a plan to effectively collaborate with families and the community.

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standard Early Childhood Generalist:

  • Standard II: Partnering with Families and Communities
  • Standard VII: Planning for Development and Learning
  • Standard VIII: Implementing Instruction for Development and Learning
  • Standard IX: Reflect on Teaching Young Children
  • Standard X: Exemplifying Professionalism and Contributing to the Profession
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Lindsey White

B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and TESOL 9+ years as an elementary classroom teacher: 4th grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten Professional Achievements: National Board Certified Teacher, Student Teaching Fieldwork Liaison, Mentor for teaching interns, STEM Club sponsor

Lindsey is passionate about developmentally appropriate instruction in early childhood education
Lindsey’s primary purpose is to help teachers understand the foundations of early childhood education to bring into their own primary classrooms and set young students up for success
Lindsey’s personal interests include: traveling, kayaking, hiking, and yoga