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ECE 102 - Child, Family and Community - London Robinson

Course:Child, Family and Community
Professor:London Robinson
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


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Hello Everyone I am London Robinson and in our course, we will be exploring various types of families and communities and how to best support and relate to them in your schools and preschool programs. We will also take time to explore more about ourselves as we endeavor better understand those around us.

Course Description

The material of this course seeks to examine the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community emphasizing historical and sociocultural factors. You will be actively involved in surveying and evaluating resources in the community both orally and written, which will provide the much-needed information and support to children and their families.


What to Expect in this Course

Our Course is hybrid and will meet twice a week in class.

6 Hours of out of classroom time per week to complete assignments so please be sure to log in 2-3 times a week to complete assignments, view announcements and meet deadlines. All assignments will be turned in on canvas.

You can expect to complete

Syllabus Reconnaissance (up to 5 points)

Introduction discussion board (up to 5 points)

Discussion Board – Artifact (up to 5 points)

Quizzes - (up to 10 points)

Learning Activities – (up to 20 points)

Discussion boards – each module (up to 10 points each)

Family Interview (Virtual) (up to 50 points) 

Community Agency Review and Documentation (up to 50 points) 

Bio-Ecological Portrayal (up to 50 points) 

Virtual Family Group Project (up to 60 points) 

Peer Review – Virtual Family Project (up to 15 points) 


Types of Assessments


Discussion Boards

Learning Activities


Textbook Information

We are using an OER text. This text book is free to you and can be accessed below:

Other Relevant Course Information

Be sure to reach out to me via email if you have any questions

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 01/10/2023 Sub#: 1529