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Field and Practicum

​​​Students wanting to do field placements at the Early Childhood Lab School…

Call Suzanne Jaglowski at 714-432-5519 to set up a time for orientation, paperwork, and scheduling.
The time slots will be given on a first-come, first served basis.  If possible, please make arrangements the semester before you plan to take ​Early Childhood Practicum or Preschool Field Experience.
  • A T.B. clearance (current within one year of when your placement begins)
  • A current fingerprint clearance through Community Care Licensing (CCL)
  • Copy of driver’s license to submit to CCL
  • Information packet


Early Childhood Practicum
Once a week, 8:30-12:00 am OR 12:30-4:00 pm
Preschool Field Experience
Twice a week: Monday/Wednesday, Monday/Friday, Wednesday/Friday, or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:30-12:00 am OR 12:30-4:00 pm
Infant and Toddler Field Experience ​​​​
Monday/Wednesday pm only
Creativity for Children
Two hours a day, once a week between 9:00-11:30 am OR 1:00-3:30 pm


Students must submit a negative T.B. test or chest x-ray report that is one year current throughout the semester that you will be doing your volunteer hours.  You will not be able to begin your participation at the Lab School until a valid T.B. test is submitted.  It is suggest that you do this the semester prior to your practicum and/or field experience.
The student health center on campus provides FREE T.B. testing for students currently enrolled at OCC.  The schedule for testing is as follows:
Monday and Tuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm  (no appointment is necessary)
You must return to have your results read 72 hours later on Wednesday or Thursday respectively.  For example, if you get your test on Monday you will return on Wednesday to get it read.
If you have a positive T.B. test, you will need to get a chest x-ray or clearance from a physician or Orange County Public Health Agency.