Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Collaboration with families and colleagues is key when it comes to child development. It is commonplace for educators to seek feedback on ideas, strategies, and approaches to the children’s learning.
For this field experience, interview the director of the child care center about the family structures represented at the center. During your interview, present your Community Advocate assignment from Topic 2 to the center’s director. Obtain feedback on your assignment. Ask the director how the family structures at the center compare with those discussed in your Community Advocate assignment.
After your interview, spend any remaining field experience hours observing the center, particularly noting how families are involved.
Write a 250-500 word summary of your interview in which you compare the family structures at the center with those discussed in your Community Advocate assignment. Include any feedback or insights provided by the director in your interview. Explain how you could apply what you learned to identify the values and needs of diverse cultures and communities in order to incorporate students’ experiences, cultures, and communities into your future teaching practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.