EDEC 308 Pre-Practicum in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health II
This course is a prerequisite to Practicum in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health I. This pre-practicum requires 100 hours of structured and supervised third-level classroom and community-based experiences. Candidates apply knowledge, skills, and understanding about social, emotional, physical and mental development of infants, toddlers and preschool children. Host school(s) and state funded community-based agencies serve as pre-practicum placements. The supervising faculty, in collaboration with the site supervisor, assesses the candidate’s performance as a qualified professional who can work with infants and toddlers, preschool children, and their families, and makes recommendations for the Practicum in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health I. The program coordinator is in charge of practicum placement in collaboration with school and community partners. A combined total of 100 hours in this course, and other courses with field assignments taken within the same semester, is required. Pre-Practicum placement will be scheduled three times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the pre-practicum experience requirements in order to pass the course.
or by permission of program coordinator