Students work with children ages 2-5 in community preschools and daycare centers. These placements offer hands-on experiences with a diverse group of children and the lecture series explores a variety of topics that influence child development. The placement sites vary in terms of the populations they serve, including “at-risk” children, children with special needs, and children of international families with English as a second language.
Lecture/Discussion time for this section is Tuesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- Attendance at lectures and small group discussions, two hours per week
- Discussion participation
- Responsible participation in placements, four hours per week
- Completion of a weekly journal
- Class exam
Transportation: M-Bus, AATA, personal vehicle or an Outreach vehicle.
- Ann Arbor Preschool and Family Center
- First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery
- Jewish Community Center
- Michigan Medicine Children’s Center
- St. Thomas Little Saints Preschool
- Washtenaw Community College Children’s Center
- Ypsilanti Head Start
- Community Day Care
- Gretchen’s House
- Foundations Preschool
- UM Health Systems Children’s Center
- YMCA Preschool (Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti)
All day care centers require proof of a negative TB test (see Psych 211 Information tab) and a DHS (Department of Human Services) clearance. The University of Michigan requires students enrolled in this section to complete a background check prior to going to site. Please watch for an email from: U-M_Human_Resources@geninfo.com requesting information. The request is only valid for 7 days after which it expires. Please check your junk folder, the initial email may go there.