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Early Childhood Student Teaching Experiences

The Early Childhood Program at SUNY Canton has formal affiliation agreements with numerous early childhood settings in St. Lawrence County. These include accredited / licensed child care centers, public school UPK and kindergarten classrooms, private nursery and preschools, licensed Family Child Care home-based settings, and Head Start programs. Students have opportunities to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners as part of their student teaching off campus field experience.

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Students take part in Student Teaching Experiences in the final semester of their college studies, completing 80 hours of direct work with children under the direct supervision of a classroom mentor and College Student Teacher supervisor.

We have over 40 affiliations and many options for our off-campus Student Teaching Experience. Here is a list of some of the placement sites we utilize:

  • Banford Elementary, Canton
  • St. Mary's School, Canton
  • St. Lawrence County Heard Start Programs
  • Canton Day Care Center
  • Blooming Minds, Canton
  • SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center, Inc.
  • Lawrence Ave. Elementary, Potsdam
  • Small Fry Academy, Ogdensburg
  • Madrid-Waddington Elementary School, Madrid
  • Edwards-Knox Elementary, Russell
  • Family Child Care Centers, St. Lawrence County

For more information on the Early Childhood Degree Program, please contact Dr. Maureen Maiocco, Early Childhood Program Director, at maiocco@canton.edu or 315-386-7604; or Ms. Christina Martin, Early Childhood Instructor & Student Teacher Supervisor at martinc@canton.edu or 315-379-3868.

Social Sciences Department Chair
Dr. Maureen Powers-Maiocco