CONT250: Communicating Effectively with Parents


Please note that this course is not eligible for a refund, should you wish to drop the course at any point.

This short, self-directed course is designed for educational assistants in schools and educators in the field of early childhood education and developmental service work. It explores strategies for developing lasting partnerships with families through effective communication.

Learners will have opportunities to develop essential communication skills through contextual exercises, activities, and reflections, and will learn strategies that eliminate barriers and promote inclusive and respectful communication.

Topics include

  • Communication styles
  • Culturally responsive communication
  • Communicating with parents whose first language is not English
  • Communicating with parents who may have learning differences or disabilities
  • Building trust
  • Encouraging parental involvement
  • Empowering parents and supporting advocacy
  • Setting up effective family meetings
  • Documentation strategies


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Late Winter Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023 Feb 19, 2023 Open
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023 Apr 07, 2023 Open
Late Spring 2023 May 08, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023 May 05, 2023 Open
Summer 2023 Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Open
Late Summer 2023 Aug 14, 2023 – Oct 06, 2023 Aug 11, 2023 Open

Late Winter

  • Dates: Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
  • Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
  • Status: Open

Spring 2023

  • Dates: Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023
  • Deadline: Apr 07, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Spring 2023

  • Dates: May 08, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
  • Deadline: May 05, 2023
  • Status: Open

Summer 2023

  • Dates: Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023
  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Summer 2023

  • Dates: Aug 14, 2023 – Oct 06, 2023
  • Deadline: Aug 11, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm ET on the posted registration deadline date.


Application Requirements

This course has no application requirements.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.