Volume 2, Issue 6

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Welcome to the ChildCare Education Institute newsletter!  This month CCEI discusses field trip implementation and safety.

Field trips in the early childhood setting can be a fun and exciting time for young children. Field trips allow children to explore and experience activities to which they may not otherwise be exposed.

To ensure the safety and security of every child during a field trip, it is important for staff members to understand and implement proper field trip procedures. ChildCare Education Institute offers guidelines for safety in field trip transportation through the course CCEI110C. We encourage you to continue your professional growth by completing this and other CCEI professional development courses.

The subject of this month’s Online Learning Community Discussion Thread is Field Trip Safety.

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Fieldtrips Off the Beaten Path
By Rachel Mosteller

When it comes to education, not all learning activities come from inside the classroom. A big part of a child’s educational development is looking at the world around him and learning to apply it to lessons taught in school.

Field trips, when planned correctly, can help reinforce a lesson plan and give a visual to back up the subject that was taught. While almost any destination could potentially become a field trip, finding those that are unique, educational and fun can take a bit of work. Read Article

Printed courtesy of Early Childhood News

A Trip to the Zoo: Children's Words and Photographs
By Darlene DeMarie, University of South Florida

Field trips are a regular feature of many preschool and school-age child care programs. A field trip can be as simple as a walk around the block, or it can be as complicated as a bus trip to a distant place. Children may be asked to look at what they normally see with new eyes, or they may have the opportunity to see things to which they have not been previously exposed. Ideas about the purposes of taking field trips are as varied as the types of early childhood programs that exist. Read Article


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