ECE: INTRODUCTORY PRACTICUM
In this three-credit practicum course, you will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual child care setting. The course competencies include: document children's behavior; explore the standards for quality early childhood education; explore strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; implement activities developed by the co-op teacher/instructor/student; demonstrate professional behaviors; practice caregiving routines as curriculum; practice positive interpersonal skills with children and adults; analyze how WI Early Learning Standards provide a framework of guiding principles, developmental expectations and program and performance standards to delineate the five developmental domains that embody delivery of quality education and care to young children; incorporate WI Early Learning Standards with the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, intentionality and the teaching cycle to examine child development; evaluate program integration of WI Early Learning Standards into the teaching cycle of Ongoing assessment, planning and curriculum goals, and implementation; identify specific goals and learning and assessment activities to promote the development of a focus child utilizing the WI Early Learning Standards; develop a plan for child learning utilizing the performance standards, developmental continuum and developmental domains from the WI Model Early Learning Standards that is based on experiential learning. Students will be required to complete 108 hours of practicum site experience and one credit of classroom meeting time.
Pre/Corequisite: 10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION. Condition: Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program and have successfully submitted all required documentation.