In this course, students have the unique opportunity to learn both within the college classroom and with the preschool children at the Mountain Area Child and Family Center located adjacent to the campus. Students gain practical experience observing and learning with infants, toddlers, and young children through accompanying assignments and reflections relevant to the developing educator. Students strengthen observational skills, further their child development knowledge, study appropriate curriculum areas, design environments, plan units, and team teach. After each teaching experience, the students will evaluate and reflect upon their teaching, the curriculum, the children, and the total school environment.
Prerequisite: PSY 202 Infancy and Early Childhood Development or PSY 203 Child Development.