The Child In The Family and The Community

ECE 314 or SOC 312 (same course)

Required Textbook

Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization and Support

Photo of the Child Family Community Required Textbook

  • Author: Berns
  • Edition: 10th*
  • ISBN: 9781305088979
  • eText: Optional
  • If you choose to use a different edition of the text, it is your responsibility to compare your text with the current text for updated information and reorganization of the material.
  • Older copies of the text might be found on the 3rd floor of the Learning Resource Center.




Mandatory orientation: Click on the ORIENTATIONS link for the meeting date and time. Be sure to complete the D2L Free Sample Class prior to our orientation.

In addition to the course orientation the students will complete the assigned reading, activities, exams, and participate online using Desire-2-Learn (D2L).


Week 1 Assignments:

  • Your first assignment is to update your City College Gmail (and/or forward your City College Gmail to an account you use regularly)
  • Take our CFC Class Orientation Quiz.
  • Complete the D2L Free Sample Class and take it’s Final Exam.
  • Submit the D2L Sample Class- Certificate of Completion to our HSN Class Dropbox, after it is emailed to you.
  • Read Chapter 1 and additional Readings in D2L
  • View Lecture
  • View Video Raising California
  • View Video Clip: Temperament
  • Article Review- Agency Serving Children and Families:
    Find a current article about a local agency that serves
    children and families. Research newspapers, magazines,
    or the Internet. Try to find something that relates to the
    Sacramento Area. Organize your thoughts using the
    supplied article review form. Then, write this assignment
    as an essay. Be sure to include the following citation
    information (as part of your article review):

    • Author last name, first name.
    • Title.
    • Date of article
    • Sponsor of web site.
    • Date web site was last updated.
    • Media. (Magazine, Newspaper, etc.)
    • Date of Access (date you saw the web site).
    • Submit assignment thru D2L Dropbox
  • Discussion Board
    • Introduction
    • Article Review
  • Review Chapter 1 and Readings