Courses listed in the Child Development category provide students with a basis of knowledge regarding family engagement and community partnerships.  These course satisfy Maryland core knowledge requirements by covering the following key topics:

  • Supportive and effective communication skills
  • Dynamics, roles, and relationships among children/youth, families, and child and youth care professionals
  • Community resources that support all children, youth, and families
  • Protection of confidentiality of all children, youth, and families
  • Family engagement in child and youth care programs
  • Youth engagement in school-age care programs
  • Diversity in society and activities, materials, and environments
  • Benefits and process of collaborations with families and the community.