Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Parent/Teacher Partnerships

This course examines the role of preschool teachers and administrators in establishing effective partnerships with parents in the school setting. Students develop skills and techniques in parent-teacher conferencing, home-school communication, parent education, group contacts with parents, and parent involvement in early childhood education. Topics include parenting styles, cultural and developmental diversity, family dynamics, and community resources and support systems.

Subject: CHLD
Course Number: 230
Section Number: 3613
Units: 3
Instructor: Deardurff, Debbie

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Phone: 760-757-2121 x1272
Instructor notes:

This course begins on March 26th and ends on May 19th. Students will receive a welcome letter with more information prior to the course start date.  Please review some important facts and helpful information to get you started:

Course Access-This course will be 100% online. Students will attend class online by logging in to the course.

Should you experience any difficulty logging in and need assistance, please go to:

Required Textbook:

Gestwicki, Carol. (2016) Home School & Community Relations. (9th edition). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Here are some options for acquiring the text:

MiraCosta Bookstore: Purchase new and used books OR book rental in person or online, for more info go to:

Textbook Loan Program: Students may qualify to borrow up to 4 books per semester. Application required, for more info visit:

Library: The department has copies of the required textbook on Open Reserve in the library for 2 hour check out, for more information go to:

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