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completing internships in ECED

  • 1.  completing internships in ECED

    Posted 03-15-2020 03:34 PM
    As a college instructor, I'm wondering if any alternative provisions are being made for students to complete their required internship hours.

    Wanda Leman
    formerly Wanda Pelton
    Early Childhood Education Program Chair
    3101 South Creasy Lane
    Lafayette, IN 47905

    "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa

  • 2.  RE: completing internships in ECED

    Posted 03-16-2020 09:25 AM
    I would love to hear what other Professors are doing. It is a real issue for students to get in their field work hours since most programs are closing or have closed or just don't want someone from outside coming into the facility. Totally understandable but how can we support our students to meet their required field hours???

    Joan Parris
    Stamford CT

  • 3.  RE: completing internships in ECED

    Posted 03-16-2020 11:43 AM
    I too, would like to know what other options we have - I have 9 field work students trying to complete hours and all schools/preschools and most child care have closed, so not sure  how they can complete their intended hours in the needed term.

    Barbara J. Lisk, MAT
    Program  Director, Early Childhood Education
    Indian Hills Community College
    525 Grandview Avenue,  Ottumwa, IA  52501
    Office: 641.683.5317



    Program Director
    Fairfield IA

  • 4.  RE: completing internships in ECED

    Posted 04-09-2020 03:56 PM
    I am a practicum student taking classes at the University of Hawaii Maui College. In Hawaii, we are currently under a 'Shelter in Place' order until April 30th. So just like everyone else our hours had to be cut short. We had to work over 200 hours throughout the spring semester. When schools started to close we were briefly halfway through the semester. She cut down the hours in half and any extra we did was extra credit. She was open to ideas on how to make up points. Some ideas were to make individualized take-home packets for the children, to create and make a tutorial of an activity that children can do at home, participate in family zoom calls or do live circle time.  Any ideas that could pay it foward to the familes at the preschool, was counted toward our points. I know this post is late but if any instructor is still searching for make up assignments, here are a few ideas

    Chaise Kahula
    Kahului HI