This practicum is for students interested in working with young children. Students apply their knowledge and skills within a community-based program, school, or agency serving young children from birth through age five. Students are required to complete observations, plan activities and facilitate children's learning. The practicum includes required hours in the field as well as lectures and assignments. Note: This course is reserved for Early Childhood Studies students.
- Create developmentally appropriate curriculum plans based on individual childrens needs and interests within the context of family, culture, and society.
- Demonstrate the ability to use guidance and classroom management techniques to support the social and emotional development of young children.
- Develop positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues, other professionals, and families and work effectively as a member of a professional team.
- Document observations and demonstrate the ability to interpret and use assessment and screening results to make curriculum decisions and communicate with parents and professionals.