ECED-4111 Early Childhood Practicum
This class will meet one hour a week for approximately six weeks to discuss the aspect of early childhood professionalism. The field experience of 40 clock hours is divided between working in an infant-toddler child development program (30 hours) and completing an extensive child case study (10 hours). It is designed to provide the candidate the opportunity to engage in activities with young children and their families, based on what the candidate has studied in previous or concurrent early childhood coursework. While in the classroom the teacher candidate will observe both the children and the teachers, interact with children, and plan and implement activities with the children. in addition to the classroom time, the candidate will closely observe a child within the context of the family, write a developmental profile of the child, and discuss the profile with the parents. This course is normally offered every semester.