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Tanessa Sanchez

Palomar College

CHDV 201: Practicum in ECE 

CHDV 201A: Supervised Field Experience

Fall 2024: August 26 - December 16, 2024

16 Week  | HyFlex Course | Palomar College


The following is a list of books we will be using in this course. Readings will be strategically assigned to coincide with weekly topics.

Optional Course Text

Additional Online Readings

Online educational resources will be assigned each week at the discretion of the instructor and with regards to the topic. Links will be provided in the reading sections and online course syllabus for each weekly module. You may need your Palomar ID and password to access some of the readings or to access some of the links. 

You will also need to be able to access the  Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations, the Preschool Learning Foundations, the Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework, and the Preschool Curriculum Framework to succeed in this course.

Why take this class?

This course will allow you to practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate planning and teaching in an early childhood setting. CHDV 201 students will work under the supervision of the Palomar College ECE Lab School. CHDV 201A students will under the supervision of a teacher/director at your worksite who is Master Teacher permit qualified. 

All students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice as well as develop professional behaviors and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Your student teaching experience will allow you to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. We will focus on child-centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment.

Course Goals

CHDV 201 Learning Outcomes

Assessment Methods


While you will get a final grade at the end of the term, individual assignments will receive positive feedback to enhance your work rather than simply evaluate it. What matters most is the conversation we have, your growth over time, and your controlling your learning. 

You will have opportunities to reflect on your own work and progress throughout the semester. The intention is to help you focus on working in a way that prioritizes your holistic development as opposed to working through fear and worry about scores. The chart below represents the direct paths to receiving the score you want. The following represents the direct path to receiving the score you want.

Students should be aware of the Student Success Guide and the many resources offered by Palomar's Child Development Department. The Palomar Dashboard is also available and offers learning opportunities to teach students to use information ethically and accurately.

How Grades Will Be Weighted

90 – 100%   A (5)    (360 – 400 points)

80 – 89%     B (4)    (320 – 359 points)

70 – 79%     C (3)    (280 – 319 points)

60 – 69%     D (2) (240 – 279 points)

0 – 59%       F (1) (0 – 239 points)

Important Note: 

I want you to be successful. I understand that life gets complicated. Reading all assignment instructions and rubrics thoroughly will help you succeed. When you are struggling, please contact me, so we can work together. Please submit all your work on Canvas (not e-mail). Resubmissions are encouraged for low-scoring grades and assignment comments will help guide you toward completion. There are due dates, best-by dates, and expiration dates for all assignments to help keep you on track. You will receive the grade you earn. Please check your Canvas Inbox and the Announcement thread, frequently to stay current and ensure your success.

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra