EDEC 102 Fieldwork in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health I

Structured and supervised first-level observations and onsite experiences, including course embedded field assignments, in infant/toddler and preschool program settings to gain real life experience and knowledge to meet CT ECTC and Infant/Toddler Mental Health competencies. Field placements provide candidates with access to both infant/toddler and preschool children and families in classrooms and community-based agencies. The program coordinator is in charge of field placement in collaboration with school and community partners. A combined total of 45 fieldwork hours in this course, and other courses with field assignments taken within the same semester, is required. Fieldwork placement will be scheduled once a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the fieldwork requirements in order to pass the course.  In accordance with CT law, districts may require criminal background and/or DCF child abuse and neglect registry checks to participate in the field experiences in this class.  Students are required to follow the background check policies of the district in which they are placed and are responsible for all associated fees.  CCSU is not responsible for district policies.  

Credits

1

Prerequisite

Declared major in Early Childhood Studies and Infant/ Toddler Mental Health program

General Education

Offered

  • Fall and Spring
  • Summer