Home, School and community CHS236


Theorist and Theory Application
Unit 4 – 20 points

  1. 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:
    A. 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.
    B. Review the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards for Families and
    Community Relationships. Prepare a succinct yet explicit overview of your
    understanding of each of the six categories and accreditation criteria.
    Families Standard (Figure 1-7, pages 20-21)
    7A. Knowing and Understanding the Program’s Families
    7.B. Sharing Information between Staff and Families
    7.C. Nurturing Families as Advocates for Their Children
    Community Relationships Standard (Figure 1-8, pages 21-22)
    8.A. Linking with the Community
    8.B. Accessing Community Resources
    8.C. Acting as a Citizen in the Neighborhood and the Early Childhood
    C. Utilize the five bioecological systems to critique:
    i. one category and criteria for the Families standard; and
    ii. one category and criteria for the Community Relationships standard.
    D. 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.

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