This is the capstone course for the Early Childhood Education program of study. In this course, the student will synthesize their learning by functioning as a member of an instructional team in an approved early care and education program (nursery school, childcare, preschool, Head Start). A qualified in-service classroom teacher and the College’s supervisor of the field experience carefully supervise the student’s activity. A weekly seminar discusses successes, challenges and issues arising from this laboratory experience . 90 hours in the field experience is required.
Background clearances including FBI, PA Child Abuse and PA Criminal clearances and a Pennsylvania approved child abuse recognition and reporting training is required prior to enrollment in this course. Documentation of a negative TB test is also required.
NOTE: Pre-reqs must be completed with grade of 'C' or better.
College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Information Technology (TC) when taken with ECE 111, ECE 112, ECE 130, ECE 140 and ECE 201
ECE 111 with a grade of "C" or better.