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
Summer 2022 Jun 27, 2022 – Aug 12, 2022 Jun 26, 2022 Open
Fall 2022 Sep 26, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022 Sep 25, 2022 Open
Fall/Winter 2022 Nov 07, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023 Nov 06, 2022 Open
Late Winter Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023 Feb 19, 2023 Open

Summer 2022

  • Dates: Jun 27, 2022 – Aug 12, 2022
  • Deadline: Jun 26, 2022
  • Status: Open

Fall 2022

  • Dates: Sep 26, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
  • Deadline: Sep 25, 2022
  • Status: Open

Fall/Winter 2022

  • Dates: Nov 07, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023
  • Deadline: Nov 06, 2022
  • Status: Open

Late Winter

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

Registration will remain open until 4pm EST 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.