Practicum - Advanced Child Care Practices Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Location

Dutton 102

Office Hours

Monday: 10:30 - 11:30

Tuesday: 8:30-10am (If these times do not work for you, please contact me at 371-5279.)

Course Information

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CDEC-2264-001 Practicum - Advanced Child Care Practices


Corequisite: CDEC 1294

Course Description

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(2 sem hrs; 20 hrs practicum)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information


Course Image

MindTap (includes eBook)

ISBN-13: 9781305638303


  • Computer/laptop with Internet access to Blackboard Learning

  • Mindtap (Cengage) Access Card

  • Personal comprehension tools (spiral notebook, highlighters, pencil, paper, pens, etc)

Student Performance

Build your own ILP.  This course is paired with CDEC 2264.  You will be required to do observations and make connections to DAP.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

  • Active Learner:  Take part in the course regardless of setting.

  • Proactive:  Be proactive to situations that occur rather than reactive.  Please promptly let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

  • Have Integrity:  Work honestly for your own benefit.

  • Be Punctual: Turn in assignments on or before due dates.  

  • When Observing:  Wear some form of identification.  You represent Amarillo College and yourself, be professional.  Dress professionally.  Be gracious to the educators allowing you time to observe in their classroom.  

Grading Criteria

  • Quizzes, Discussions, Video Cases = 50%

  • Projects/Final = 50%

Grading Scale

  • A =100-90

  • B = 89-80

  • C = 79-70

  • D = 69-65

  • F =  64-0



CDEC 2264 - DAP Text

Module 1 - Chapters 1, 2

June 6 - 13

Module 2 - Chapters 3 – 5

June 14 - 20

Module 3 - Chapters 6, 7

June 21 - 27

Module 4 - Chapters 8 – 10

June 28  - July 4

Module 5 - Chapters 11, 12

July 5 - 11

Module 6 - Chapters 13, 14

July 12 - 18

Module 7 – Chapters 15, 16

July 19 to 25

Module 8 - FINAL 

Due 7/27 - Turn in Practicum Log & Reflection

Additional Information

Paired course with CDEC 1294.

Syllabus Created on:

05/20/22 12:04 PM

Last Edited on:

05/20/22 12:30 PM