This course is one of the core courses required for licensure in inclusive early childhood programs. This course focuses on creating the critical thinker, creative planner and effective practitioner, by emphasizing collaboration and teaming within developmentally appropriate/inclusive programs in the field of early childhood education from birth to age eight. Candidates will engage in early childhood and creativity theory-based effective practice and decision making when working with children, their families and teams (CF:P3). Skills that foster communication, cooperation and collaboration between families, communities, service agencies and inclusive early childhood programs will be addressed. Recognizing the family as a system, and supporting families with sensitivity to family culture/diversity will be emphasized. Resources for families are explored and implementation of interactive teaming will be illustrated.