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Course Number:
ECE 133
Course Title:
Practicum 1 in Early Childhood Education
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Course Description

Covers developing beginning level skills for working with children ages birth - 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods in recognizing and providing safe, responsive, and sanitary environments, using beginning-level guidance strategies, and acclimating to the field of early education. Prerequisites: ECE 120, ECE 121, ECE 124, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Corequisites: ECE 130A. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Provide appropriate care and education to children from birth through age 5 using an understanding of children’s characteristics and needs.
  2. Respond to children using an understanding of diverse family and community characteristics.
  3. Use appropriate observation, documentation, and other assessment tools and approaches to support the development of children.
  4. Reflect on implemented practices and skills learned on a weekly basis.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Participate in Mid-term and Final conferences with the mentoring team (Supervising Faculty and Mentor Teacher) to review progress.
  • Assessed on classroom practices by Mentor Teachers and Supervising Faculty throughout the term.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 Students will acquire skills and abilities through practice in the lab setting relating to:

  • Personal and Professional Practice
  • Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
  • Relationships with Children
  • Observation and Guidance
  • Environment and Curriculum
  • Management and Supervision.