Covers the young child in relation to the family, school/center and community. Students explore the societal changes affecting the contemporary American family and subsequent impact upon children. The role of the community and its impact on the family functioning and child development is discussed. Interpersonal and family dynamics and its impact on family functioning and relationships are analyzed. Focuses on the importance of the parent-teacher relationship and communication between teachers and parents. A community service project is required. Students are required to purchase a Taskstream electronic portfolio subscription. Prerequisites: ECE100M, ECE104M.