This course will provide students with strategies for positive and productive interactions among teachers, parents, co-workers and other professionals working with children. Students will explore and develop collaborative and communication skills for participating in IEP teams, co-teaching and working with families as partners in the process. Students will also investigate the ethical issues in working with educational teams, families and other professionals. Students will develop strategies for establishing and maintaining positive and supportive relationships with families. Students will also become familiar with community resources that support children and their families. Students will be required to complete 8 hours of community service that bene ts children and/or families. Prerequisite: TCHE104M or ECE104 or TCHE110M.