Students will work with children ages 2-5 in community preschools and daycare centers. These placements offer hands-on experiences with a diverse group of children and the lecture series explores a variety of topics that influence child development. The placement sites vary in terms of the populations they serve, including “at-risk” children, children with specials needs, and children of international families with English as a second language.
Attendance at your section is mandatory. Readings, a midterm project, and a final exam will be assigned. The Graduate Student Instructor for each section may state additional section requirements in class.
Students are required to obtain a Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Central Registry background check. Bring the report to the first day of class. Go to the link provided to obtain the form: http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home
Students are also required to obtain a TB Test and bring the results to the first day of class. If the student had a TB Test that is still valid through the term in which they are enrolling, they do NOT need to have an additional test. Bring a copy of the letter to the first day of class. To arrange a TB Test go to the link provided to obtain information about locations: http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/projectoutreach/home
Because all sections of Project Outreach — PSYCH 211 — are for 3 credits (on a credit/no credit basis), the academic requirements for the course are uniform across all sections (except Exploring Careers, Section 005) and include four hours of fieldwork placement, one hour of discussion section, and one hour of lecture each week.