C-ID Descriptor
Child Family and Community

  • Final
  • Child Development
  • Child Family and Community
  • 3.0
  • An examination of the processes of socialization focusing on the interrelationships of family, school, and community and emphasizing historical and socio-cultural factors.

  • 110
  • Materials adopted by the Early Childhood Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) in 2007 for use by all California Community Colleges. Endorsed by the California Community College Early Childhood Educators (CCCECE).

  • None

  • None

    • Theoretical frameworks of socialization;
    • Interrelatedness of family, school, and community as agents of socialization
    • Role of the family in children’s development
      •  values, traditions, modes of interaction, rules, conventions, responsibilities, change, transitions, and family dynamics
      •  diverse family structures, parenting styles, culture, language, and SES;
    • Role of the school in children’s development
      • teachers’ and caregivers’  influences
      • legal and ethical responsibilities;
      • influence of own experience
    • Role of the community
      •  community agencies, referral systems, procedures,
      • availability of specialized services and support for families and children
    • Contemporary social issues  that affect children and families
      •  factors contributing to resiliency in children
      • effects of stereotypes, biases, and assumptions
    • Supporting and empowering families
    • Advocacy strategies to influence public policy

  • None

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Assess the impact of educational, political, and socioeconomic factors on children and families.
    2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the social issues, changes, and transitions that affect children, families, schools, and communities.
    3. Describe effective strategies that empower families and encourage family involvement in children’s development.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of community support services and agencies that serve families.
    5. Identify the impact of one’s own experiences and how they impact relationships with children and families.

    1. Exams (objective and essay) that demonstrate the students' to describe socialization processes and the impact of various factors on development.
    2. Research papers, essays and group projects that demonstrate student's ability to use the media to identify a specific issue, evaluate available resources that currently help resolve that problem, and develop possible advocacy strategies to help eliminate the problem in the future.
    3. Instructor assessment of participation in classroom discussions, presentation of media examples, and critique of volunteer/community service work.

  • Child, Family, School, & Community, Berns, current edition, Harcourt Brace 

    The Young Child in the Family and the Community, Gonzalez-Mena, current edition, Prentice Hall          

  • child, childhood, development, family, community

  • April 27, 2011
  • July 20, 2016