CHS236 Home School & Community
Unit 4 Theorist and Theory Application
This assignment requires you to apply Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory to the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards for Families and Community Relationships.?Write a 2-3 page paper not including the cover and references pages. Use APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition to cite and reference all work.?This includes in-text citations and bibliographic references.
Required Components and Guidance:
1. Review Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory (refer to course resources including Chapter readings, website article, and supplemental video). Write a detailed description of each of the five bioecological systems.
2. Review two NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation Standards, Categories and Criteria. Prepare a succinct yet explicit overview of your understanding of each of the six categories and accreditation criteria. Below you will find the titles of the standards and categories. The descriptions of the standards, categories and criteria are provided in the Couchenour & Chrisman textbook (see pages below) and the document: NAEYC Program Accreditation All Criteria Document.pdf.
Standard 7. Families -- Three Categories (Pages 20-21, Figure 1-7)
7.A. Knowing and Understanding the Program's Families
7.B. Sharing Information between Staff and Families
7.C. Nurturing Families as Advocates for Their Children
Standard 8. Community Relationships -- Three Categories (Pages 21-22, Figure 1-8)
8.A. Linking with the Community
8.B. Accessing Community Resources
8.C. Acting as a Citizen in the Neighborhood and the Early Childhood Community
3. Utilize the five bioecological systems to critique: one category and criteria for the Families standard, and one category and criteria for the Community Relationships standard.
4. Lastly, think about the meaning of this theory for yourself. As a teacher, family service provider and/or a parent, describe one to two ways Bronfenbrenner’s theory has changed your perspective and/or practice.