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ERIC Number: EJ930009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Turning College Students into Leaders in Early Childhood Education--Part 1: Getting Involved outside the College Classroom
Young Children, v66 n1 p62-63 Jan 2011
Early childhood education college students are very busy people. They take required general education and early childhood curriculum courses, and they complete prepracticum and field experiences in a variety of early childhood settings. There has been an increase in the number of students who work during the day and go to school in the evening, as well as those who take online courses. With such busy lives, early childhood education students might ask, "What is the Early Childhood Club? What do you do in the club? Why should I be involved?" An early childhood education club offers participants several informal and professional growth opportunities. When participating in these clubs, students have the chance to: (1) get to know other students in the early childhood education major; (2) find out about early education courses and professors; (3) help with local environmental preservation; (4) attend workshops on some of the curriculum courses; (5) run a clothing drive for an area shelter; (6) visit early childhood programs in the community; (7) take a field trip to a children's museum; (8) win student membership scholarships to the state AEYC and NAEYC conferences; and (9) hear guest speakers, such as professors in early childhood education-related disciplines.
National Association for the Education of Young Children. 1313 L Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 22205-4101. Tel: 800-424-2460; Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-2649; e-mail: editorial@naeyc.org; Web site: http://journal.naeyc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A