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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.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION. Condition: Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education AD program or the Early Childhood Teacher TD and have successfully submitted all required documentation.

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- ONLINE INSTRUCTION Nicole Guthrie Jan 23 - May 17


Students will complete a total of 36 hours at their practicum site.

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This class is only open to students enrolled in a program, or those with special approval. To register for this class, please first enroll in a program or request Dean approval.