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  • Prerequisites: Practicum in Child Development (PSY3900) , or other appropriate course work, or permission of the Director, Pat Amanna.

  • Hours per week: At least 5

  • Number of weeks: 15

  • Rate of pay: None

  • Academic credit: 2-4 depending on number of hours.

  • Internship objectives:

    • identify key developmental issues for individual children

    • learn to organize and head group learning activities

    • relate concepts of developmental theory to Center philosophy and practice

  • Work responsibilities:

    • understand and implement the Center’s educational philosophy

    • organize and sustain positive functioning of children and adults in group learning environment

    • maintain communication between parents and Center

    • advance physical, intellectual, social and emotional competence of children

    • contribute to educational planning process

    • attend and participate in staff meetings

  • Academic requirements:

    • readings based on interest, discussed with Director and academic sponsor

    • videotaping

    • case study of individual child’s development or analysis of an aspect of the Center’s curriculum or functioning

    • implement curriculum plan

  • How to register:

    • Complete internship application form, available in Career Development Office (CCS 3008; 251-6370)

    • Interview with Director and completion of health and NY State screening forms


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