Senior Project Reflective Essay
“Intro to Child Care”
Being a big sister I have always been introduced into the basics of how to take care a children. For my senior project I chose the self-development option where I took a class at WITC on “Intro to Child Care.” The class had a Pass/Fail grading system. I decided to take the class as my senior project to expand my prior knowledge on childcare. Also I took the class to determine if I want to pursue a career in childcare so I would know what colleges to go to and what programs I would need to pursue. The initial goals I had before starting the class were to complete the class, to expand my knowledge and to decide whether or not to pursue childcare as a career.
Before entering the class I needed to find out information about how to sign up for the class. The first step I took was to stop by Mrs. McGrath’s classroom to get the sign up sheets for the class and enrollment papers from WITC. After the papers were filled out I had to give them back to Mrs. McGrath so that she could turn them in. Over the next two months, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm-5:30pm starting October 1st, 2013, I attended the class at WITC. During the class there were various lessons on children and childcare provider expectations. Every day there I was required to bring the handbook and whatever homework that was assigned the previous class day. I had to research three colleges that offered Early Childhood Education to compare which school I would most likely want to attend if I decided to pursue a career in childcare. The colleges I had researched were University Wisconsin-Superior, Winona State University, and Concordia University. The college I would most likely attend would be University Wisconsin-Superior because it is right here at home and tuition was cheaper than the other two. The last step I did to complete my senior project was to complete the class with the passing grade, which I did. The last day of class was...
Cited: Benson, Amy, Lecture notes, WITC, “Intro into Child Development” October 8th, 2013.
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