ECED 191 Early Childhood Education Practicum I • 5 Cr.
Focuses on lesson planning, use of materials and equipment as teaching tools, and the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices. Students get closely supervised experience in a school (primary grades), preschool, childcare center, or Head Start agency. Requires nine hours of directed participation per week in the educational setting. Prerequisite: Conversational English, completion of one or more early childhood education courses, and permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Student Learning Outcomes
- 1. Demonstrate the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices through working in a classroom for young children, under supervision of a mentor teacher.
- 2. Demonstrate ability to facilitate children’s learning during individual, small and large group play-based activities, with sensitivity to individual and group needs.
- 3. 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.
- 4. Demonstrate techniques for communicating effectively with young children, using positive guidance techniques, and sensitivity to individual differences.
- 5. Document children’s experiences and learning in a format that can be shared with children, colleagues, and families.
- 6. Identify one or more professional development goals, based on evaluation of performance as an early childhood educator.
- 7. Demonstrate understanding and respect for professional and ethical guidelines for early childhood educators.
- Winter 2014 (current quarter)