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.