ECE 106 - Child Care Field Experience
This course will guide students in their role as practicing teachers in infant or toddler environments. Topics will include the students' teaching experiences and current issues in early childhood education. Students will enhance knowledge of content areas as well as learn about how children develop socially, physically, linguistically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally through positive teacher-child interactions. Students will be observed by the instructor and commit 30 hours of teaching in an infant or toddler classroom or program. Field experiences are mandatory.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Develop professional and ethical behavior towards children, staff and families via field experiences and written reflections.
2. Exhibit knowledge of child development by choosing, planning and developing curriculum activities appropriate for the age and development stage of the children they are assigned to via field experiences and written assignments.
3. Communicate with infants and toddlers at their level of understanding via field experiences.
4. Utilize positive child guidance strategies (i.e. role modeling, redirection, and problem solving) with infants and toddlers via field experiences and written reflections.
5. Observe, evaluate and report on the early childhood classroom and program regarding issues of health and safety via field experience and written assignments.
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