Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

ECD-135P - Practicum: Observation and Assessment (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: ECD101
This course examines effective methods for observing, assessing and documenting young children's behavior for the purpose of planning developmentally appropriate curriculum, activities, environments and interactions. Students will meet in a weekly seminar and obtain direct experience in observing and assessing children through a 45-hour supervised field experience in an early childhood setting, school, agency or therapeutic setting. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance , a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.

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