ECED 191 Early Childhood Education Practicum I • 5 Cr.
Design, plan, and evaluate curriculum for young children. Related topics include: lesson planning, environmental arrangement, the appropriate use of learning materials, and making positive connections with young children. Includes nine hours per week of supervised laboratory participation. Prerequisite: Conversational English and permission of instructor. Recommended: EDUC& 130, ECED& 160, ECED& 170.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices through working in a classroom for young children, under supervision of a mentor teacher.
- Demonstrate ability to facilitate children’s learning during individual, small and large group play-based activities, with sensitivity to individual and group needs.
- Demonstrate ability to use comprehensive curriculum planning techniques for young children that includes the following areas: language development, physical development, literacy, math, science, art, music, and appreciation of human diversity.
- Demonstrate techniques for communicating effectively with young children, using positive guidance techniques, and sensitivity to individual differences.
- Document children’s experiences and learning in a format that can be shared with children, colleagues, and families.
- Identify one or more professional development goals, based on evaluation of performance as an early childhood educator.
- Demonstrate understanding and respect for professional and ethical guidelines for early childhood educators.