ERIC Number: EJ965617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Field Trips: Liability Issues and Best Practices
McGinnis, Michelle H.; Getskow, Veronica; Dicker, Brian S.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n198 p35-38 Mar-Apr 2011
A field trip for preschool children can be a rewarding experience, but if not properly planned and executed it can be a legal nightmare for teachers and owners. This article will take teachers through a hypothetical outing. If one spots mistakes before the authors highlight them, great, and if not, one will learn some fine points during this little excursion. This article could not possibly address all of the "dos" and "don'ts" associated with planning and executing a field trip, but it highlights some common mistakes one could avoid with best practices.
Descriptors: Field Trips, Preschool Children, Best Practices, Social Planning, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Performance Factors, Barriers, Critical Path Method, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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