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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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CYFS 390 - Practicum I

5.0 Credits
Course constructs learning of principles, practices, and strategies in child, youth, and family studies to professional experiences in early learning or social services programs in the community. Analysis through observation and reflection is a basis for intentional support of constructive developmental growth.
Prerequisite Admission to BAS Program. Permit code required.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Construct reasoning and professional principles that inform and guide educators or social service workers in their respective roles in supporting children, youth, and families in their community settings.
  2. Apply understanding of competencies of development of children, youth, and families to the specific context of the identified program and practicum site.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills from coursework to roles and responsibilities in community settings in early learning or social services.
  4. Analyze strategies that facilitate intentions of program design for the individual and group through practice and evaluation.
  5. Create a personal and professionally-defined philosophy that guides implementation of programs for the benefit of children and families that are served.
  6. Synthesize understanding of the value of integration of the disciplines of early childhood and social services in gaining further knowledge of children, youth, and families that enhances successful outcomes based on equity and inclusion.

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