Dec 01, 2023
ECED 214 - Early Childhood Education Practicum 2 Credits: 3
Provides second year practical work experience in an ECE setting for the purpose of applying theoretical knowledge. Students work under the guidance and supervision of a college instructor while working with children under the age of six.
Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.
Course Fee: $10.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify professional strengths and weaknesses.
- Demonstrate changes in teaching practice based on instructor feedback.
- Begin to apply developmentally appropriate practices as defined in NAEYC’s position statement.
- Examine reflective practice as it relates to early childhood education.
- Identify how theories influence best practices in early childhood.
- Demonstrate responsiveness to early learning environments’ social and cultural contexts.
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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