PSYCH 307 - Directed Experiences with Children
Section: 001 Practicum in Child Development and Child Care
Term: WN 2010
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.
Waitlist Notes:
For registration information call 734-647-7144 or email
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 and play with young children and their teachers through classroom placements in an early childhood education and care setting with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 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.).

There is a required seminar component of the course, meeting Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm, along with written assignments provide the opportunity to reflect on classroom experiences in relation to readings from the text: Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 09-10 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.) 2 (TTh) or 3 (MWF) days per week.

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 250, or other course work that covered child development.

PSYCH 307 - Directed Experiences with Children
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
Note: Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Psych 250, or other course work that covered child development . For registration information call 734-647-7144 or email
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ISBN: 9780078127649
Early Childhood Education 2009-2010., Author: editor, Karen Menke Paciorek., Publisher: McGraw-Hill College 30th ed. 2009
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