Plymouth State Students and the CD&FC

The students who work at the Center for Young Children and Families are considered an important part of our staff. Some have had many experiences working with children, others are new to the field, but all are expected to have one quality in common—a commitment to children. The Center staff value the contributions of student classroom aides and early childhood students. Students are expected to understand the extent of their responsibilities and to ask a staff member or the Director for clarification if necessary.

Early Childhood Practicum Students are regarded as part of the teaching team in a classroom. This is the equivalent of a student teaching experience for them. Practicum students meet together in weekly seminars and are invited to attend teachers’ meetings when they can. Practicum students will work with a cooperating teacher in the classroom and will be supervised by the Center Director, Facilitating Teacher, or an Education Department Faculty member.

The Center is host to many students throughout the year on many different kinds of assignments. Students from the “Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum and Instruction” class will be at the Center Monday – Thursday mornings on a regular basis. Students from other classes will visit the Center for a one-time observation or activity or for a longer-term assignment, individually or as part of a class. Other visitors to the Center may include prospective Plymouth State students and their parents.

We ask that you be patient with all visitors to the Center and provide them with any help they need. The Center is an important part of the academic experience for many students, particularly Early Childhood students, and we wish them to feel as welcome as possible.

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