Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
    Jul 24, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 522 - Internship in Child Care


Credits: 2
Liaison: Professor Heuchert
An internship at one of two child care sites: Meadville Children’s Center or Head Start Meadville Branch. The internship 1) acquaints the student with a child care agency serving children four years of age and under; 2) enables the intern to observe normal physical, cognitive, and social-emotional developmental processes in young children; 3) involves the student in planning and implementing appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; and 4) requires that the intern read current theory and research and reflect on social issues and public policies regarding young children and their families. The intern meets regularly with an agency administrator for discussion and supervision and confers regularly with the internship instructor to review assigned readings. The intern’s performance is evaluated by the on-site supervisor in consultation with the supervising faculty member. In addition, the supervising faculty member will evaluate the student’s journal, which integrates the on-site experiences with the assigned readings. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 160  and approval of the internship liaison. Corequisite: PSYCH 540 .

Distribution Requirements: none.