EDEC 304 Pre-Practicum in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health I
This course is a prerequisite to Pre-Practicum in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health II. 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. 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 Pre-Practicum in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Mental Health II. 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 field experience 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.
or by permission of program coordinator