Tompkins Cortland Community College

ECHD242 - Guided Field Work - Early Childhood Educ

This course is designed to provide early childhood students with an advanced hands-on experience in an early childhood setting. Students have an opportunity to develop their abilities to understand and relate to young children in a group setting. They participate in classroom planning and work as a member of an early childhood learning team. Each student works with an experienced early childhood professional as his/her supervising teacher for a minimum of 112 hours during the semester. Students are also required to attend three-hour bi-weekly seminars, during which they will be able to integrate their experiences with theory and research. Corequisite: ECHD 240. Prerequisites: ECHD 110; ECHD/HUMS 125; ECHD/HUMS 225; ENGL 101; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 4 Cr. (1.5 Lec., 8 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.