CVFS 403 - Family Supports Theory and Practice
Course DescriptionThis course provides a conceptual framework for examining the principles and practice approaches of family resource and support programs. A variety of perspectives are used to explore the needs of families and caregivers in the context of the community, public and non-profit programs and government policy. Students have the opportunity to apply theory to practice in a community setting. Theories of social support and empowerment are examined as fundamental components of family support. Students explore ways to integrate early childhood education theory and family support into community-based programs. Equivalent to CLD 435.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
- Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development : Electives (select 2)
- EarlyON Child and Family Centres : Required Courses