Course Description

Takes an in-depth look at the definition and application of Family-Centered Services (FCS) as it relates to diverse systems of care. Examines the core values, elements of best practice, and guiding principles of FCS, in addition to providing numerous practical examples of how to apply such principles to practice. Research relating the importance of family participation in FCS, and an overview of three contextualist theories that have significant implications for FCS are also provided. Covers the complexities of families by examining factors contributing to family diversity, and the major stress factors that are impacting many families today. Explores the roles and responsibilities of both parents and early childhood educators as they support, nurture, and educate young children. Lastly, the course emphasizes parent education, interagency collaboration, and building communities of care to support the growth and development of all children.


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Section Title
Early Childhood: Family Centered Services
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Virtual Education Software Inc.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Aumony Dahl is the course facilitator

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