ECE 135 : Practicum 3 in Early Childhood Education
Covers the development of advanced intermediate level skills to work with children ages birth - 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution; development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum; and facilitation of classroom management.
Placement of Practicum 3 in licensed/certified community early education environments, or Head Start/Early Start Programs.
Either ECE 122I or ECE 123P is accepted.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Understand the multiple influences on early development and learning in order to support young children and families.
- Support the engagement of families and communities in the education of young children through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
- Use assessment partnerships with families and with professional colleagues to build effective learning environments for young children.
- Use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning approaches to support young children’s learning.
- Use knowledge of appropriate early learning standards, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging curriculum for individual children.
- Apply knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education to caregiving practices with young children birth – 5 years.