|A. Student will be able to observe and participate as a preschool teacher/preschool teacher assistant in an early childhood setting. Experiences will be documented in a journal.
B. Students will be able to work individually with children in learning activities. Experiences will be documented in journal.
C. Students will be able to assist in maintaining the physical environment in a safe and inviting atmosphere for children and teachers.
D. Students will be able to accept supervision and direction from lead teacher and/or director in the classroom and from supervisory teacher from WWCC.
E. Students will be able to read and demonstrate understanding of the NAEYC Code of Ethics. Be prepared to discuss in class.
F. Students will complete two observations in designated areas:
1) Special Education or ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom
2) Same grade level at different school.
G. Students will arrange for two visits by supervising teacher from WWCC, to the practicum classroom.
H. Students will maintain a confidential journal of the fourty hours of lab experience including activities completed, observations and questions, and reactions and discussions with day 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.
I. Students will keep a list of questions that they have during the quarter and bring them to each seminar. "Burning issues" will be discussed.
J. Students will complete weekly assigned readings.
K. Students will complete group research project and evaluations.