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ECE 239
Teaching Young Children II


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:40


Description
Provides student experience in an early childhood setting and experience in integrating past experience and knowledge of young children in planning and assisting as preschool teacher/preschool teacher's assistant. Topics include environments, curriculum evaluation, staff relationships, and code of ethics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, successful completion of ECE 139 and ECE 291. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Observe and participate as a preschool teacher/preschool teacher assistant in an early childhood setting. Experiences will be documented in journal.
  • Work individually with children in learning activities.
  • Assist in maintaining the physical environment in a safe atmosphere for children and teachers.
  • Accept supervision and direction from lead teacher and/or director in the classroom and from teacher from WWCC.
  • Read and demonstrate understanding of the NAEYC Code of Ethics.
  • Complete two observations in designated areas: 1) Special Education or ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom 2) Same grade level at different school.
  • Arrange for two visits by supervising teacher from WWCC, to the practicum classroom.
  • Maintain a confidential journal of the hours of lab experience including activities completed, observations, questions, reactions and discussions with child care center director and instructor. This journal will be read only by the WWCC instructor during the quarter. It will be turned in at each seminar.
  • Maintain a list of questions during the quarter and bring to each seminar.
  • Complete weekly assigned readings.
  • Complete group research project and evaluations.
  • Develop awareness of the importance of commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

  • Course Topics
  • Orientation to Practicum
  • Code of Ethics
  • Skill Standards
  • Portfolio
  • Professionalism

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 239
    Spring 2014
    1080
    Michelle Reiff
    ECE 239
    Spring 2013
    1080
    Michelle Reiff
    ECE 239
    Spring 2011
    1080
    Michelle Meyer
    ECE 239
    Spring 2010
    1080
    Sue Westergard
    ECE 239
    Spring 2009
    1080
    Michelle Meyer


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
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    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.