C414 – Working with Adults
This course is designed to help students work collaboratively with parents, other family members, and colleagues in diverse and inclusive infant, preschool, and school-age settings. The course begins by examining the values and beliefs of the culture of professionalism. The dynamics of family, professional, and team relationships are explored within the context of personal history, culture, and adult development and learning. Students use active learning strategies to practice skills in communication, collaboration, problem solving, and interdisciplinary team process. Models of supervision in early childhood programs are described. Across relationships, students learn to focus on strengths, partner around vulnerabilities, and develop self-knowledge as a professional competency.