Early Childhood Education Practicum

First & Second Semester

Prerequisite of Child Development AND Early Childhood Education and Services

This course is designed to provide students a hands-on early childhood education experience. Course time is used as an interactive learning environment in which students are actively teaching young children. Students will compile their information toward an employment portfolio.


Demonstrate professional practices and standards related to working with children.

Apply the Code of Ethical Conduct set forth by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Utilize opportunities for continuing training and education.

Demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and commitment to program goals and improvements.

Implement federal, state, and local licensing and certification guidelines when designing

Apply business management skills to planning businesses in early childhood education.

-Demonstrate professional behaviors, skills, and knowledge in operating an early childhood care business.

Demonstrate professional and ethical collaborative relationships with colleagues, support teams, participants, and families.

Apply rules, regulations, and work site policies that affect employer & employee.

Maintain accurate and confidential documentation to be submitted in a timely manner

Analyze participants' strengths, needs, preferences, and interests across the life span

Demonstrate use of technology in human services.

-Apply knowledge about child development through practicum experiences.

Defend an employment portfolio in applying for internships and work-based learning opportunities in education and early childhood.

-Demonstrate techniques for positive interaction with children.

Apply developmentally appropriate

guidelines for behavior.

Demonstrate problem-solving skills with children.

Demonstrate interpersonal skills that promote positive and productive relationships with children.

Implement strategies for constructive and supportive interactions between children and families.

-Demonstrate integration of curriculum and instruction to meet children's developmental needs and interests.

Implement learning activities in all curriculum areas that meet the developmental needs of children.

Implement an integrated curriculum that incorporates a child's language, learning styles, early experiences, and cultural values.

Demonstrate a variety of teaching methods to meet individual needs of children.

Arrange learning centers that provide for children's exploration, discovery, and development.

Establish activities, routines, and transitions.

Apply a variety of assessment methods to observe and interpret children's growth and development