This course aims to assist students in
integrating their learning as preparation for beginning professional practice
in Child Development. The course integrates practical experience and
theoretical knowledge as the student works directly with children living in
Childcare settings, families and Institutions. Students examine and develop
environments, materials, interactions, and planning which foster meaningful
growth and development of children. The course is designed to provide
comprehensive experience in application of knowledge and values learned in
previous coursework. Students will select a program or facility which provides
human child care services and will work at that site as a supervised intern.
Regular weekly meetings with the instructor and colleagues will provide
opportunities for discussion and evaluation of the work experience. This
practicum will focus more on direct service activities such as assessment,
planning and intervention skills, case management, documentation and recording
competencies, advocacy, and information and referral knowledge.
Educational/observational activities will also be credited as part of the
practicum experience. Students meet weekly for a seminar to discuss theory,
strategies, curriculum, and observations related to their practicum.
- Editing Teacher: Roseline Olumbe