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Early Childhood Practicum

Welcome to MCC's Early Childhood Education Practicum Website

Mandatory DHHS and Criminal Background Checks
It is in the intent of Metropolitan Community College Early Childhood Education program to ensure adherence to Nebraska Department of Childcare Program Licensing Standards. This means before ANY student can go into any type of Early Childhood program they must complete and pass two separate checks.   They are:
  1. Criminal background check/One Source.
  2. The Department of Health and Human Services Nebraska Adult/Child Abuse Registry.
  3. The student is responsible for checking their email for clearance on the criminal background check/OneSource.   Students are responsible for printing their background report and providing a copy to appropriate agencies.
  4. Students are responsible to check their MCC email to verify the clearance of their DHHS Nebraska Adult/Child Abuse Registry.
This is a mandatory process.   ALL students must complete and clear for the protection of the student, children and families and Early Childhood Education programs. A nonrefundable fee of approximately $40 will be assessed to the student's MCC student account for the criminal background and registry checks. 

If the student has NOT completed, submitted and cleared both the DHHS and Criminal Background forms they  will not be able to participate in the required field and/or clinical experiences  in the course. 

Students will receive email notification including all directions for completion of the 2 checks from the Dean of Social Science’s Office, Cwest1@mccneb.edu  at the time of enrollment.   It is the responsibility of the student to complete the document(s) and submit immediately.  Students who do not receive clearance for both checks by 15 business days of the course will be unable to complete the course.  Forms must be submitted no later than  the first day of class.
If you have any questions or need clarification please contact Connie Galvin at 531-622-4543 or Cwest1@mccneb.edu
 

This site will provide you with information regarding:

  • the application process
  • the practicum forms
  • syllabus and requirements for each class
  • the practicum manual

There are six practicum courses:

Students may only take one practicum per quarter.
  • ECED 1221 (1.5 credit hours) - Infant
    45 clock hours
  • ECED 1222 (1.5 credit hours) - Toddler
    45 clock hours
  • ECED 1240 (1.5 credit hours) - Preschool Age
    45 clock hours
  • ECED 1241 (1.5 credit hours) - School Age
    45 clock hours
  • ECED 2090 (6 credit hours) - ECED Student Teaching
    180 clock hours with age group of student's choice
  • ECED 2091 (6 credit hours) - ECED Administration
    The student will be placed with the director or chief administrator of and Early Childhood Education Program, and in cooperation with the director create administrative tasks to accomplish during the 180 hour experience or ten week experience.

There are prerequisites for each practicum course. These prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

  • ECED 1221 Infant
    • ECED 1060 Observation, Assessment and Guidance
    • ECED 1110 Infant/Toddler Development
    • ECED 1150 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    • ECED 1220 Prepracticum
  • ECED 1222 Toddler
    • ECED 1221 Infant Practicum 
  • ECED 1240 Preschool Age
    • ECED 1050 Expressive Arts
    • ECED 1110 Infant/Toddler Development
    • ECED 1120 Preschool Child Development
    • ECED 1221 Infant Practicum
    • ECED 1222 Toddler Practicum
    • ECED 1230 School Age Child Development 
  • ECED 1241 School Age
    • ECED 1240 Preschool Age Practicum 
  • ECED 2090 ECED Student Teaching
    • ECED 1160 Early Language and Literacy
    • ECED 2050 Children with Exceptionalities
    • ECED 2060 Early Childhood Education Curriculum Planning
    • ECED 1221 Infant Practicum
    • ECED 1222 Toddler Practicum
    • ECED 1240 Preschool Age Practicum
    • ECED 1241 School Age Practicum
  • ECED 2091 ECED Administration
    • ECED 1060 Observation, Assessment and Guidance
    • ECED 2050 Children with Exceptionalities
    • ECED 2060 Early Childhood Education Curriculum Planning
    • ECED 1221 Infant Practicum
    • ECED 1222 Toddler Practicum
    • ECED 1240 Preschool Age Practicum
    • ECED 1241 School Age Practicum
If you have questions, or would like further information, please contact the appropriate practicum instructor:

Practicum Instructors:

ECED 1221
ECED 1222
E. Andreea Shnayder
eashanyder@mccneb.edu



Deanna Peterson
dfpeterson1@mccneb.edu

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2698

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2890

ECED 1240
ECED 1241
E. Andreea Shnayder
eashanyder@mccneb.edu



Deanna Peterson
dfpeterson1@mccneb.edu

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2698

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2890

ECED 2090 E. Andreea Shnayder
eashanyder@mccneb.edu



Deanna Peterson
dfpeterson1@mccneb.edu

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2698

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2890

ECED 2091 E. Andreea Shnayder
eashanyder@mccneb.edu



Deanna Peterson
dfpeterson1@mccneb.edu

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2698

FOC 10, Room 132
531-622-2890

To begin the application process, go to "Application and Forms."

Other Early Childhood Documents

Practicum Manual
ECED Registration Worksheet
Syllabi
Misc Practicum Forms
Articulation Agreement with Creighton University