Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

CHC5734 CHILD CARE PRACTICUM II COURSE PROCEDURE


CHC5734 CHILD CARE PRACTICUM II

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

CHC5734 - Child Care Practicum II (3 hrs)

Student will complete 150 contract hours working with children in a state licensed Child Care Facility, complete a packet of course work, provided by the instructor, and schedule two observations from the instructor at the facility in which their field work is completed.

Course Classification:

Internship/Cooperative Education/Practicum

Prerequisites:

Child Care Practicum I and 6 hours of early childhood courses, 2 years of experience, or instructor approval.

At the start of the course, each student will be required to have a background check completed.

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge in creating a developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum for young children.  The field work required will provide first hand experience implementing course work in a state licensed setting. 

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment for young children.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Kansas Statutes and Regulations for Licensing Preschool and Child Care Centers

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Read and highlight the licensing regulations for the State of Kansas.
  • Identify the location of the specified statute or regulation.
  • Use the knowledge of the Kansas Statutes in field work classroom.

UNIT 2: Kansas Statutes and Regulations

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Use observation to enhance teaching methods.
  • Observe for developmental delays.
  • Chart behaviors throughout the day to determine causes of misbehavior.

UNIT 3: Early Childhood Curriculum

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Use the environmental rating scale when setting up a DAP classroom.
  • Consider DAP practices when designing lesson plans.
  • Make changes to create a developmentally appropriate environment.
  • Identify developmentally appropriate environments for young children.

Projects Required:

Student will complete 150 contact hours working with children in a state licensed Child Care Facility, complete a packet of course work , provided by the instructor, and schedule two observations from the instructor at the facility in which their field work is completed.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:  

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations,   contact the Disability Services Coordinator.