PSYCH 307 - Directed Experiences with Children
Section: 101 Practicum in Child Development and Child Care
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Course Note:
Working with Children at U-M Children's Centers. For registration information call 647-7144 or email
3 - 4
Credit Exclusions:
A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115 and permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. F, W, Sp/Su, Sp, Su.
May be repeated for a maximum of 7 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

PSYCH 307 gives students the opportunity for direct interaction with young children and their teachers through classroom placements in an early childhood education and care setting with infants, toddlers, preschoolers or kindergarteners. Students are assigned to a specific classroom and group of children and participate under the direct supervision of the classroom teachers and directors of the University of Michigan Children's Center (400 N. Ingalls) or Towsley Children's House (2800 Plymouth Rd.). Students are asked to complete PSYCH 250 prior to enrollment in PSYCH 307, however they can be taken concurrently.

The seminar component of the course along with written assignments provide the opportunity to reflect on classroom experiences in relation to readings from the text: Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 08-09 Editor: Karen Paciorek. Students are required to read the Center Handbook for information on Center policies and to complete State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules required clearances (i.e., complete a criminal history check and Department of Human Services Central Registry Clearance, have a physical exam from a doctor stating that there is no reason why they cannot work with young children and provide evidence of a negative TB test). Placements are scheduled in four hour blocks (a.m. or p.m.) one day per week (M-F).

PSYCH 307 - Directed Experiences with Children
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101 (LAB)
Note: For registration information call 734-647-7144 or email
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