This course provides students with an opportunity to work and observe in an educational or community living setting under the direction of college instructors and on-site staff.
The focus of this practicum is to provide students with an opportunity to interact with children or adults with challenging conditions, to develop objective documentation skills and to observe the techniques and procedures used by on-site staff.
In this course, students synthesize learning with practical application. The focus is on collaboration with families and community in the creation of inclusive, responsive, culturally- sensitive, child-centered environments for young children. Learners continue to engage in the process of self-reflection and individual goal setting regarding exemplary professional practice. Seminars are scheduled for reflective discussion of practicum learning.