ECD 130P - Practicum: Infant/Toddler
1 Lecture Hours 120 Practicum Hours
Prerequisites: ECD 210 or permission of instructor
Co-requisites: ECD 131
This course provides direct experience with children through supervised field placement in an early childhood setting. Students develop and apply skills in observation, interaction, empathy and acting in a professional manner. Students meet in a weekly seminar in addition to a 120-hour field placement where they interact with children, professionals in the field, and often parents.
Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site, including the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification Clearance.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
- Demonstrate the use of theories and research on social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development to guide interactions with infants and toddlers.
- Document in a professional manner the observations of the development and behaviors of infants and toddlers.
- Plan experiences and environments that address the individual development, temperament, interests and needs of each infant/toddler using observational and assessment data.
- Collaborate with the practicum supervisor, caregiving team and families.
- Employ ethical and professional practices in attitude, communication and behavior.
- Compile a portfolio that aligns with the NAEYC Standards and the I/ECMH Competencies.
- Observation and documentation techniques specific to infants and toddlers
- Confidentiality, ethics and professionalism including the importance of boundaries
- Collaboration and problem-solving with supervisor and caregiving team
- Assessment tools used when working with infants and toddlers
- Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities in typical inclusive settings
- Respectful and supportive interaction with families
Trade books; OER; multimedia materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/20/2020
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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