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Sep. 26th, 2006 | 11:59 pm
posted by: miss_meliss_a in dcc_lounge_rats

I'm looking into attending Dutchess for the Child Care/Human Services major. Anyone have any experience in it, or know anyone who has?

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Syrenichol

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from: syrenichol
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
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it's meager, but I took Psychology of Gender, in which one time we got to go in the secret room to observe the day care children. I can't disclose more because you sign an agreement not to mention anything that happened. It was a good learning experience (especially for the study of gender). I'm pretty sure some of the people in their I observed were in the Child Care program... and I think it looked like more fun then I ever imagined it would be. And I was greatful that there are college courses geared toward such things... at least it eases my mind about the awareness of those our future generations are being trusted with.

I recommend you visit the college. Get a semester catalog (with class listings) and check out the names of the professors. Then maybe talk with them or ask if you can sit in on a class for the day to see if that's what you want to do.

Otherwise, if you have specific questions you might bring it up to the career & counciling office if not the professors or head of the department. :}

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Syrenichol

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from: syrenichol
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
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i realize that top part may have sounded perverted... but basically you just observe the day care for a few minutes... and for that class I payed more attention to how the caretakers and parents/guardians interacted with the kids... it was interesting to see how stict some were about gender roles and others just let the kids choose what they wanted to do. {shrug}

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Pocket Full of Rainbows

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from: miss_meliss_a
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
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Thats cool :) I remember observing children at a daycare for a child development class back in high school. Thanks for the info!

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