ECE 185 : Planning Fun and Meaningful Field Trips for Young Children

Covers the positive benefits of field trips in early childhood programs, including field trip possibilities in the Portland area, developing field trip protocols, and problem-solving common field trip issues.

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 – 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Articulate the developmental and programmatic benefits of field trips in early childhood programs.
  • Articulate plans for creating positive field trip experiences for groups of children and their families.

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