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CD 228 - Early Childhood Education Practicum

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite: CD 106, CD 110, CD 111, CD 114 and CD 208; Verification of immunizations against influenza, pertussis, and measles and freedom from tuberculosis are necessary to fulfill the lab requirement of this course.
Transfers to: CSU

In this capstone course the student will practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood program planning and teaching competencies under the supervision of Child Development faculty and other qualified early education professionals. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. This course is designed for students looking for a supervised field/laboratory experience in an early childhood setting. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits. 3.4 consecutive hours of weekly supervised field experience at the Rio Hondo College Child Development Center are required. Schedule must be established prior to the start of the semester. Beginning times are typically 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30 am or 1:45 pm. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis and immunizations against influenza, pertussis, and measles are required prior to the semester's start. For more information, contact

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Whittier, CA 90601

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