Enrolment in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Specialization is required. Students must have completed 30 credits prior to enrolling.
Description: This course focuses on the role parents play in the various stages of the child’s academic, social, and emotional development. The format for this course is unique in that parents of the children in the observation nursery are involved, and students interact with them by conducting and participating in parent-teacher seminars. Topics include parenting, the impact of the family on the child’s classroom behaviour, child abuse, cultural issues, disciplinary measures at home and in school, the coordination of home-and-school academic goals, and achievement motivation.
Component(s): Seminar; Laboratory