EARC 155 Early Childhood Practicum*

This course includes observation, interaction, and assessment in preschool and toddler labs. Students are involved in lesson plan writing and head teacher responsibilities based on child observation and assessment. Each semester requires an increasing level of responsibility and competency. Admission to the program is required. Students are required to complete and pass a background check. This course must be repeated for a total of 12 credits for the AAS degree and 6 credits for the AA degree.

Credits

3 Credits

Corequisite

EARC 166

Notes

Background check, pediatric CPR, physician signed health forms

EARC 155Early Childhood Practicum*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

15

Semester Contact Hours Lab

136

Corequisite Narrative

EARC 166

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Background check, pediatric CPR, physician signed health forms

Repeatable

Y

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

12

III. Catalog Course Description

This course includes observation, interaction, and assessment in preschool and toddler labs. Students are involved in lesson plan writing and head teacher responsibilities based on child observation and assessment. Each semester requires an increasing level of responsibility and competency. Admission to the program is required. Students are required to complete and pass a background check. This course must be repeated for a total of 12 credits for the AAS degree and 6 credits for the AA degree.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Write objective observations of children’s learning (1st semester) Complete a High Scope Child Observation Record on a focus child. (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Complete lesson plans for 4 teaching days from COR assessment, under direction of lab facilitators, direct teaching team for each head teaching day. Contribute reflective wrap up team meetings each lab session with increasing competence. Document three family interactions for each focus child. Prepare appropriate family activity for each focus child. (1st semester) Arrange and lead a class field trip/or guest visit. (2nd, 3rd and 4th semester) Complete COR assessment for one focus child (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester). Complete a child portfolio to accompany COR assessment. (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Complete a family conference.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Ethics in Early Childhood Education Settings Building Relationships with Children and Teams Supporting Children’s Learning Positive Behavioral Support Authentic Assessment Intentional Teaching from Assessment Reflective Learning and Teaching Building Relationships with Families The Professional Teacher Service Learning in the Community

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Object Observations for two focus children Head teaching days Family Chats Four Head Teaching Days Family Activities (1st semester) COR assessment (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Focus Child Portfolio (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Family Conference (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Attendance at labs 10. Participate in a Community Service Learning (Fall Date Night, Spring Child’s Day

Required Exams

Weekly Reflective Wrap up seminars Objective anecdotes and extensions Lesson Plans Family Activities Family Chats Parent Conference with completed COR assessment and Portfolio (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester)

Required Text

HighScope, (2015) COR Advantage Scoring Guide. :Ypsalanti: Mi.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Object Observations for two focus children Head teaching days Family Chats Four Head Teaching Days Family Activities (1st semester) COR assessment (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Focus Child Portfolio (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Family Conference (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) Attendance at labs 10. Participate in a Community Service Learning (Fall Date Night, Spring Child’s Day Weekly Reflective Wrap up seminars Objective anecdotes and extensions Lesson Plans Family Activities Family Chats Parent Conference with completed COR assessment and Portfolio (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester)