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Practicum Course Focus

Practicum 1

3 Credits Child Care Center - 60 Hours
This is an introductory experience in working in a child care center with pre-school aged children (ages 3-5). You will become familiar with daily schedules and procedures, and how to interact with children during play and routine times, individual and group times.

Practicum 2

3 Credits Infant Toddler - 90 Hours
This practicum is 90 hours, which is about 7 or 8 hours a week. Some students do it one full day a week and others two half days. Each student chooses the days and times along with the instructor’s approval. For this practicum, you will be placed in a child care center working with either infants or toddlers (children ages 6 weeks to 2 years).

Practicum 3

Special Needs - 90 Hours
This practicum is 90 hours, which is about 7 or 8 hours a week. Some students do it one full day a week and others two half days. Each student chooses the days and times along with the instructor’s approval. For this practicum, you will be placed in a school or child care center classroom, and work closely with a child who has an identified special need.

Practicum 4

Licensed Childcare Setting, Head Start, Licensed Kindergarten Or Pre-Kindergarten, Or Early Childhood Program In A Public Or Private School

90 Hours
This practicum is 90 hours each, which is about 7 or 8 hours a week. Some students do it one full day a week and others two half days. Each student chooses the days and times along with the instructor’s approval. For this practicum, you will take greater responsibility as a teacher, planning and carrying out a 2 week lesson plan.

Questions?

Contact: Mary Beth Boettcher

920-498-5410, or 1-800-422-NWTC, Ext. 5410

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