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ERIC Number: EJ755373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Nurturing the Future: Implementing Internships in Child Care Programs
Peterangelo, Lisa
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n162 p76-79 Mar-Apr 2005
One way that child care programs can help prepare future professionals in the field is to offer opportunities for the student to gain real life experience in a program. This is where internships are indispensable. An internship will help a novice develop their skills under the watchful eye of a more seasoned mentor. With internships, not only is the program getting an extra pair of hands, but it is also collaborating with area colleges to strengthen the field with qualified professionals. Directors should be aware that taking on an intern is a responsibility that requires effort. This article provides preparations which are necessary to ensure a quality experience for the student and to eliminate potential problems that may arise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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