CD 228 Early Childhood Education Practicum (Lecture & Lab)
OFFERED FALL & SPRING ONLY
STUDENTS IN THEIR LAST SEMESTER BEFORE GRADUATION CAN APPLY FOR ONE TIME PRIORITY REGISTRATION TO ENROLL IN PRACTICUM.
Prerequisites: The following courses must be completed with a grade of at least “C”:
• CD 106 Child Growth and Development
• CD 110 Principles and Practices
• CD 111 Early Childhood Education Curriculum
• CD 114 Observation and Assessment
• CD 208 Child Family and Community
Lecture: 2 units-one day per week
Lab: 1 unit- 3 hours and 30 minutes one day per week carried out at Rio Hondo Child Development Center only
Lab hours are established before the semester begins by an email from the instructor. Lab hours begin Week 1 even if lecture has not met yet.
Health Requirements: Proof of Immunization for Measles, Whooping Cough & Flu.
TB clearance within the last year.
Adding the course:
STUDENTS ARE ADDED ONLY THROUGH RIO HONDO ADMISSIONS. NO WALK IN STUDENTS ARE ADDED TO THE CLASS! Not even students on the formal Wait List.
Lab hours are established before the semester begins by an email from the instructor. Lab hours begin Week 1.
WHO TAKES THE COURSE?
1. Child Development majors must complete this course with at least a “C” in order to earn a Certificate of Achievement, Associates Degree in Child Development or an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree. Click here for more information.
2. Child Development Permit applicants may be required to take this course in order to secure various permits. Click here for information regarding Child Development Permits.
WHY IS THE COURSE REQUIRED?
This is the state required supervised fieldwork and lab course providing students with the opportunity to apply the ideas acquired in Child Development courses directly with children each week under faculty supervision.
WHAT IF A STUDENT TOOK THE PREREQUISITE COURSES AT ANOTHER COLLEGE?
You must make an appointment with a counselor in order to complete a course substitution form. This will add that course to your Rio Hondo transcripts and meet the prerequisite requirement. This takes time so complete this process well before enrollment begins. Child Development Permit requirements do not apply to college course enrollment requirements.
WHERE DO STUDENTS WORK WITH CHILDREN FOR THE LAB?
Students complete the lab hours at the Pre-School Laboratory located at the Child Development Center on campus. Working students may not use their place of employment as the lab site. This is not negotiable. This is a state required fieldwork course not a work experience course.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS REQUIRED FOR THE LAB?
Students select a consistent one day per week schedule and a consecutive total of three hours and 30 minutes to work with the children for the entire semester beginning during week one and ending the week of finals . Only day hours Monday through Friday are available. Students must be able to begin their hours between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. or at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. This is not negotiable. The Pre-School Laboratory is open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The children nap between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.