Public Policy and its Impact on Children and Families   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 530 - Public Policy and its Impact on Children and Families

3 Credit(s)
This course explores the role and impact of public policy as it relates to early childhood education. Through an examination of current and historical public educational policy, the course examines the multiple factors that influence the education of young children including emerging scientific research, diverse pedagogical perspectives, historical influences and data, community activism and support systems addressing family well-being. The course also focuses on policies related to the academic qualifications of teachers and administrators in early childhood education and the allocation of resources to ensure quality delivery systems. Students will also critically examine existing policies with regard to the delivery of culturally competent care for children and families and articulate strategies for advocating for public policy change where indicated.