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Family Life Education

Course Descriptions

FLED 010: Parenting Education/Parents and Infants

Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

Parents and babies attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the babies. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Supervise infants in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
  3. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for infants.  [REASON] 
  4. Examine appropriate expectations for infants.  [REASON] 
  5. Describe characteristics of secure attachment.  [REASON] 
  6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

FLED 011: Parenting Education/Parents and Toddlers

Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

Parents and toddlers attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the toddlers. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registation permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Supervise toddlers in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
  3. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for toddlers.  [REASON] 
  4. Examine appropriate expectations for toddlers.  [REASON] 
  5. Describe connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
  6. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
  7. Recognize individual differences of children and families. [EXPLORE [EXPLORE] 

FLED 014: Parenting Education/Parents and Four Year Olds

Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Describe positive rapport modeled with 4-5-year-old children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Describe positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Supervise 4-5-year-old children.  [ACT] 
  4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
  5. Identify appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
  6. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
  7. Examine appropriate expectations for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
  8. Examine different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
  9. Describe connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
  10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
  11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

FLED 014: Parenting Education/Parents and Four Year Olds

Credits: Maximum of 1.0 possible

Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives


    FLED 020: Parenting Education/Parents and Infants

    Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

    Parents and babies attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the babies. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Identify reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Supervise infants in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
    3. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for infants 1 to 12 months.  [REASON] 
    4. Examine appropriate expectations for infants 1 to 12 months.  [REASON] 
    5. Describe characteristics of secure attachment.  [REASON] 
    6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 021: Parenting Education/Parents and Toddlers

    Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

    Parents and toddlers attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observations, and activities with the toddlers. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Identify reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Supervise toddlers in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
    3. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for toddlers 12 to 36 months.  [REASON] 
    4. Examine appropriate expectations for toddlers 12 to 36 months.  [REASON] 
    5. Describe connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
    6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 022: Parenting Education/Parents and Two Year Olds

    Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

    Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Describe positive rapport modeled with 2-3-year-old children children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Supervise 2-3-year-old children.  [ACT] 
    3. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for 2-3-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    4. Examine appropriate expectations for 2-3-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    5. Examine different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
    6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 023: Parenting Education/Parents and Three Year Olds

    Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

    Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Describe positive rapport modeled with 3-4-year-old children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Describe positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    3. Supervise 3-4-year-old children.  [ACT] 
    4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
    5. Identify appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
    6. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for 3-4-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    7. Examine appropriate expectations for 3-4-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    8. Examine different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
    9. Describe connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
    10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
    11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 024: Parenting Education/Parents and Four Year Olds

    Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

    Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Describe positive rapport modeled with 4-5-year-old children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Describe positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    3. Supervise 4-5-year-old children.  [ACT] 
    4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
    5. Identify appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
    6. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    7. Examine appropriate expectations for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    8. Examine different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
    9. Describe connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
    10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
    11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 025: Parenting Education/Variation on Co-Op Model

    Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

    Alternative approach Parenting Education classes affiliated with special organizations. Learning is related to child development, family life education, leadership skills, community resources, and adult participation in program. Curriculum is individualized per group.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Describe positive rapport modeled with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Describe positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting. [COMMUNICATE [COMMUNICATE] 
    3. Supervise children.  [ACT] 
    4. Maintain a safe environment.  [ACT] 
    5. Identify appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
    6. Discuss developmentally appropriate behaviors for children.  [REASON] 
    7. Examine appropriate expectations for children.  [REASON] 
    8. Describe connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
    9. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
    10. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 030: Parenting Education/Parent-Infant Program

    Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

    Parents and babies attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the babies. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Examine reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Supervise infants in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
    3. Identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for infants.  [REASON] 
    4. Identify appropriate expectations for infants.  [REASON] 
    5. Describe characteristics of secure attachment.  [REASON] 
    6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 031: Parenting Education/Parents and Toddlers

    Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

    Parents and toddlers attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the toddlers. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Examine reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Supervise toddlers in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
    3. Identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for toddlers.  [REASON] 
    4. Identify appropriate expectations for toddlers.  [REASON] 
    5. Explore connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
    6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 032: Parenting Education/Parents and Two Year Olds

    Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

    Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives

    1. Practice positive rapport with 2-3-year-old children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    2. Practice positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
    3. Supervise 2-3-year-old children.  [ACT] 
    4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
    5. Practice appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
    6. Identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for 2-3-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    7. Identify appropriate expectations for 2-3-year-old children.  [REASON] 
    8. Explain of results of different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
    9. Explore connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
    10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
    11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

    FLED 032: Parenting Education/Parents and Two Year Olds

    Credits: 1.0

    Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

    Course Level Objectives


      FLED 033: Parenting Education/Parents and Three Year Olds

      Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

      Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

      Course Level Objectives

      1. Practice positive rapport with 3-4-year-old children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
      2. Practice positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
      3. Supervise 3-4-year-old children.  [ACT] 
      4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
      5. Practice appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
      6. Identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for 3-4-year-old children.  [REASON] 
      7. Identify appropriate expectations for 3-4-year-old children.  [REASON] 
      8. Explain results of different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
      9. Explore connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
      10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
      11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

      FLED 033: Parenting Education/Parents and Three Year Olds

      Credits: 1.0

      Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

      Course Level Objectives


        FLED 034: Parenting Education/Parents and Four Year Olds

        Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

        Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

        Course Level Objectives

        1. Practice positive rapport with 4-5-year-old children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
        2. Practice positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
        3. Supervise 4-5-year-old children.  [ACT] 
        4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
        5. Practice appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
        6. Identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
        7. Identify appropriate expectations for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
        8. Explain of results of different parenting styles.  [REASON] 
        9. Explore connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
        10. Describe how culture and diversity impact family life.  [EXPLORE] 
        11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

        FLED 034: Parenting Education/Parents and Four Year Olds

        Credits: 1.0

        Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

        Course Level Objectives


          FLED 035: Parenting Education/Variation on Co-Op Model

          Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

          Alternative approach Parenting Education classes affiliated with special organizations. Learning is related to child development, family life education, leadership skills, community resources, and adult participation in program. Curriculum is individualized per group.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Practice positive rapport with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Practice positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Supervise children.  [ACT] 
          4. Maintain a safe environment.  [ACT] 
          5. Practice appropriate problem solving strategies.  [ACT] 
          6. Identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for children.  [REASON] 
          7. Identify appropriate expectations for children.  [REASON] 
          8. Explore connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
          9. Describe how culture and diversity impacts family life.  [EXPLORE] 
          10. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 040: Parenting Education/Parents and Infants

          Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

          Parents and babies attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the babies. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Describe reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Supervise infants in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
          3. Continue to identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for infants 1 to 12 months.  [REASON] 
          4. Adjust personal expectations for infants 1 to 12 months.  [REASON] 
          5. Describe characteristics of secure attachment.  [REASON] 
          6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 041: Parenting Education/Parents and Toddlers

          Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

          Parents and toddlers attend class together once a week. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the toddlers. Topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Describe reliable parenting information sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Supervise toddlers in a lab setting.  [ACT] 
          3. Continue to identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for toddlers 12 to 36 months.  [REASON] 
          4. Adjust personal expectations for toddlers 12 to 36 months.  [REASON] 
          5. Describe the connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
          6. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 042: Parenting Education/Parents and Two Year Olds

          Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

          Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Integrate positive rapport with 2-3-year-old children in family life.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Demonstrate positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Supervise 2-3-year-old children.  [ACT] 
          4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
          5. Utilize appropriate problem solving strategies in family life.  [ACT] 
          6. Continue to identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for 2-3-year-old children.  [REASON] 
          7. Adjust personal expectations for 2-3-year-old children.  [REASON] 
          8. Adjust personal parenting style to meet the needs of individual children.  [REASON] 
          9. Describe the connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
          10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
          11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 043: Parenting Education/Parents and Three Year Olds

          Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

          Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Integrate positive rapport with 3-4-year-old children in family life.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Demonstrate positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Supervise 3-4-year-old children.  [ACT] 
          4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
          5. Utilize appropriate problem solving strategies in family life.  [ACT] 
          6. Continue to identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for 3-4-year-old children.  [REASON] 
          7. Adjust personal expectations for 3-4-year-old children.  [REASON] 
          8. Adjust personal parenting style to meet the needs of individual children.  [REASON] 
          9. Describe the connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
          10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
          11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 044: Parenting Education/Parents and Four Year Olds

          Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

          Parents attend the laboratory class one day a week with their child and evening parent meetings. Class includes parent discussion, observation, and activities with the children. Discussion topics will be chosen in the areas of child development and family life.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Integrate positive rapport with 4-5-year-old children in family life.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Demonstrate positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Supervise 4-5-year-old children.  [ACT] 
          4. Maintain a safe classroom environment.  [ACT] 
          5. Utilize appropriate problem solving strategies in family life.  [ACT] 
          6. Continue to identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
          7. Adjust personal expectations for 4-5-year-old children.  [REASON] 
          8. Adjust personal parenting style to meet the needs of individual children.  [REASON] 
          9. Describe the connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
          10. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
          11. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 045: Parenting Education/Variation on Co-Op Model

          Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

          Alternative approach Parenting Education classes affiliated with special organizations. Learning is related to child development, family life education, leadership skills, community resources, and adult participation in program. Curriculum is individualized per group.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Integrate positive rapport with children in family life.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Demonstrate positive and effective communication with children in a lab setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Supervise children.  [ACT] 
          4. Maintain a safe environment.  [ACT] 
          5. Utilize appropriate problem solving strategies in family life.  [ACT] 
          6. Continue to identify developmentally appropriate behaviors for children.  [REASON] 
          7. Adjust personal expectations for children.  [REASON] 
          8. Describe the connection between play and learning.  [REASON] 
          9. Explain awareness of culture and diversity impacting family life.  [EXPLORE] 
          10. Recognize individual differences of children and families.  [EXPLORE] 

          FLED 155: Special Topics

          Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

          Classes and workshops with special focus on topics of current interest in the family life education field. S/U grade option.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Summarize topic.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Discuss related issues.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Identify implications for parents and children.  [REASON] 
          4. Identify resource.  [ACT] 

          FLED 180: Selected Topics/Family Life

          Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

          Specialized courses/seminars focusing upon concerns related to family relationships and parenting. Variety of formats: lecture/discussion, workshops, seminars. Title, course content, and design vary depending upon specific focus. S/U grade option.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Describe current information and issues related to the seminar topic.  [REASON] 
          2. Discuss seminar topic and related issues for parents and children.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Explain implications and application for parents and children.  [REASON] 
          4. Identify related resources for further exploration or use with families.  [ACT] 

          FLED 198: Individual Project in Family Life Education

          Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

          Study of student selected topics of approved experiences in the field of family life education. Courses may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Demonstrate independent exploration and expression on a focused area of interest or need.  [ACT] 
          2. Develop specific concepts or materials relevant to parenting.  [REASON] 
          3. Develop a comprehensive activity which supplements the existing Family Life Education courses.  [REASON] 

          FLED 209: Family Life Education Workshop

          Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

          Workshops with special focus on topics of current interest in the family life education field. S/U grade option.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Describe an overview of topic and related issues.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Identify implications for parents and children.  [REASON] 
          3. Identify related resources.  [ACT] 

          FLED 255: Special Topics

          Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

          Classes and workshops with special focus on topics of current interest in the family life education field. S/U grade option.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Summarize topic.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          2. Explain and/or demonstrate related issues.  [COMMUNICATE] 
          3. Discuss implications for parents and children.  [REASON] 
          4. Identify and compare resources.  [ACT] 

          FLED 298: Individual Project in Family Life Education

          Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

          Study of student selected topics of approved experiences in the field of family life education. Courses may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

          Course Level Objectives

          1. Demonstrate independent exploration and expression on a focused area of interest or need.  [ACT] 
          2. Develop specific concepts or materials relevant to parenting.  [REASON] 
          3. Develop a comprehensive activity which supplements the existing Family Life Education courses.  [REASON]