- Course Number:
- ECE 131A
- Course Title:
- Practicum for Experienced Teachers 1
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Course DescriptionImproves and strengthens beginning level skills for working with children ages birth-5 in a group setting at work sites. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods in recognizing and providing safe, responsive, and sanitary environments. Department permission required based on work experience and previous coursework. Prerequisites: ECE 120, ECE 121. Corequisites: ECE 130A.
Addendum to Course Description
At Level I, be employable as a competent teacher's aide with children, under a lead teacher's supervision.
At Level II, be employable as a competent assistant teacher.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:1. Use an understanding of childrens characteristics and needs from birth through age 5, in order to provide appropriate care and education.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Works as a team player in a supervised early childhood setting
Responds to, and plans for, children from sensitive and objective observations
Supports children's play
Models desired social behaviors in the classroom
Communicates effectively with children's families
Shares observations and assessments of children and the environment with peers and instructional staff
Assesses own attitudes, skills and values and sets goals for own personal growth and development
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Concepts, Issues, Themes
Issues of confidentiality
Professional communication skills
Work force skills
Routines and schedules
Direct and Indirect Guidance
The planning process
Management of the environment
Health, nutrition and safety issues
The referral process
Apply child development theory and knowledge in their practice with children.
Develop positive relationships with diverse children, parents, peers and professional staff and treat them equally with respect and consideration.
Ability to observe, record, integrate and interpret behaviors in the classroom.
Ability to apply both indirect and direct guidance to facilitate self-regulation and the growth of prosocial behavior.
Ability to manage the environment to support the needs, interests and competencies of both children and adults.
Ability to support, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate play, activities and experiences in all curricular areas.
Engage in on-going self-evaluation.