Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

In recent years there has been an increasing demand for qualified personnel to work with young children in Early Childhood programs. Employment opportunities exist in profit and non-profit childcare centres, parent participation preschools, private nursery schools and kindergartens, inclusive childcare and preschools, family day cares and other child minding services. Employment opportunities in the field of Early Childhood increase with further education and work experience.

Langara College offers a one-year, (three semesters) full-time day program that is designed to prepare students to meet the requirements of the provincial Early Childhood Education Registry. For information regarding regulatory requirements for registration as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia please see the Early Childhood Education Information Web page at www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/ece. The Early Childhood Education Registry can also be reached by contacting the office at 1.888.338.6622.

Practical experience in a variety of Early Childhood centres is an essential part of the program.

Total Credits: 63-66

TERM ONE

Courses Credits
All of
ECED 1101 Language Arts for Young Children I
1

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.5

The purpose of this section of the E.C.E. Program is to help students gain knowledge and insight into the development of language of the young child and to provide students with opportunities to practice skills in the motivation and guidance of young children through suitable experiences in the communication field.

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ECED 1112 Exploring the Environment I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement play-based learning experiences throughout the early learning curriculum. Students begin to utilize a variety of observation techniques in order to interpret children's interests and abilities and offer play-based learning experiences based on those observations and interpretations. Students need access to early learning and care programs in order to complete this course successfully.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

College credit will be given for only one of the following: ECED 1112 or ECED 1104 and 1108.

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ECED 1115 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an introduction to the basic principles involved in the development of early childhood education. The historical, philosophical and cultural roots of contemporary programs will be surveyed. Emphasis is on current issues and future trends in society and education that directly impact contemporary early childhood programs in Canada today.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1116 Knowing the Individual Child
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the general principles of growth and development in the early childhood years with particular emphasis on methods of observing, recording, and documenting behaviour.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1118 Introduction to Program Planning
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an introduction to the planning and development of play based programs for children from birth to six years of age. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles on which decisions are made regarding developmentally appropriate practice in contemporary early childhood programs.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1119 Practicum I
2

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 6.0

An overview of the various types of early childhood centres in the community, their goals and objectives, and varieties of instruction and administration. Focus is on developing rapport with children and staff, planning, implementing, and assessing developmentally appropriate activities. Graded S/U.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1101, 1112, 1115, 1116, and 1118 (all may be taken concurrently); or a minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1102 and 1112 (both may be taken concurrently).

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PSYC 2324 Developmental Psychology (Early Childhood)
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A study of the determinants of behaviour and the processes of growth and maturation during prenatal, infancy, and preschool periods. Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215. Prerequisites waived for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education or the Education Assistant programs.

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ENGL 1123 Introduction to Academic Writing
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Students read and analyze a variety of texts in order to develop techniques of research, critical thinking, close reading, and clear writing in an academic context. Course readings, which include a selection of scholarly articles, are drawn from at least three academic disciplines. By exploring and responding to a range of topics, students develop a foundation for post-secondary writing.

Students will only receive credit for one of ENGL 1123 or 1127 or 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum 50% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; or an "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110. Previously completed LET with a minimum score of 3 can also be used as a prerequisite.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1123, 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with a strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121); a minimum 70% in one of English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; ENGL 1120 with a minimum "C" grade; or one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110 with an "S" grade.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127, or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of English Studies 12 or Literary Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12.

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21 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses Credits
All of
CMNS 1115 Interpersonal Communications
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Interpersonal communications theory put into practice in exercises, group and individual projects that cover small group dynamics, interviews, and oral presentations.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum 50% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; or Duolingo 110. Previously completed LET with a minimum score of 2 (or LPI equivalent) can also be used as a prerequisite.

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ECED 1201 Language Arts for Young Children II
1

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.5

The purpose of this section of the E.C.E. Program is to help students gain knowledge and insight into the development of language of the young child and to provide students with opportunities to practise skills in the motivation and guidance of young children through suitable experiences in the communication field. This course is a continuation of ECED 1101.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Term 1 courses.

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ECED 1212 Exploring the Environment II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Building on material covered in ECED 1112 - Exploring the Environment I, students further develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement play-based learning experiences throughout the curriculum. Students apply their knowledge and refine their skill and ability to use a variety of observation techniques to interpret children's interests and abilities. Students design and offer play-based learning experiences based on those observations and interpretations. Students will need access to early learning and care programs in order to complete this course successfully.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

College credit will be given for only one of the following: ECED 1212 or ECED 1204 and 1208.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1112.

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ECED 1214 Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is designed to provide students with the theory and practical experiences needed to plan, implement and assess early childhood programs for infants and toddlers. Emphasis will be placed on caregiving strategies that meet the needs, interests and abilities of infants and toddlers in a childcare setting. Students will be provided with opportunities to familiarize themselves with materials, equipment resources and planned activities needed to provide quality care and to promote children's physical and psychosocial growth within an infant-toddler setting.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Term 1 courses.

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ECED 1217 Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A study of the techniques and skills required by the early childhood educator to communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues, and community resource workers.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1218 Program Planning and Implementation
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Practical aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating curricula in early childhood education programs. Theoretical perspectives and practical aspects of guiding young children in Early Childhood Education programs are discussed and practised in this course. Emphasis is on teaching strategies, including guidance techniques, as well as the guiding of children through developmentally appropriate activities and learning encounters.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1118 (may be taken concurrently).

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ECED 1219 Practicum II
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 9.0

Practical experience for developing the skills necessary for curriculum planning in selected early childhood education centres. Graded S/U.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1116, 1118, 1119, and 1218 (ECED 1116, 1118, and 1218 may be taken concurrently).

Corequisite(s): ECED 1201, 1204, 1208, 1214, 1217, and 1218.

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PSYC 2328 Applied Early Child Psychology
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course deals with applied aspects of early child development. Emphasis will be on investigating ways in which theories and research enrich an understanding of contemporary issues in early child development. Topics may include risk factors in prenatal development, day care, childhood anxiety, and child abuse.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215. Prerequisites waived for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education or the Education Assistant programs.

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22 Credits

TERM THREE

Courses Credits
All of
ECED 1301 Language Arts for Young Children III
1

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.5

The purpose of this section of the Early Childhood Program is to help students gain knowledge and insight into the development of language of the young child and to provide students with opportunities to practise skills in the motivation and guidance of young children through suitable experiences in the communication field. This course is a continuation of ECED 1201.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Term 2 courses.

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ECED 1308 Creative Environments for Young Children
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Integrating activities helps young children coordinate their learning experiences and is an effective method of reinforcing concepts. This course builds on material covered in ECED 1112 and 1212. Its purpose is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate curricular areas that help young children expand their creative potential and curiosity to explore their world. It is designed to promote young children's social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and language development, within a framework that balances naturalistic, formal, and informal learning.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1212.

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ECED 1315 Developing and Supervising Early Childhood Centres
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Emphasis in this course is on the role of the supervisor in the organization, administration, and continuing development of early childhood education programs, community relationships and professional development.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Term 2 courses.

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ECED 1318 Evaluating and Individualizing Programs
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Practical aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating curricula in early childhood education programs are discussed and practiced in this course. Emphasis is placed on the examination of a variety of program styles that provide integrated learning experiences geared to the developmental level of the individual child, including those children with uniquely different needs: "Putting it all together".

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ECED 1319 Practicum III
4

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 16.0

Advanced supervised fieldwork experience with particular emphasis on planning and implementing integrated programs. Graded S/U.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1201, 1212, 1217, 1218, and 1219; or a minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1202, 1212, 1219, and 1308 (ECED 1202, 1212, and 1308 may be taken concurrently).

Corequisite(s): ECED 1301, 1308, 1318, AND 1325.

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ECED 1325 Health, Nutrition and Safety
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides the student with the basic principles and practices of health safety and nutrition related to the care of children from birth to six years in early childhood settings. Topics to be covered include: common childhood illnesses and communicable diseases, preventative health measures, safety and supervision practices, nutritional needs of young children, and meal planning. Community resources available to support the health needs of young children will be explored.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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PSYC 2318 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students examine how patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can be understood as psychological disorders, and how they can present as challenges for infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include features and causes of childhood disorders, educational challenges, risk factors, unusual needs, and unusual capabilities which make a child different or in need of special consideration. Emphasis is on understanding and promoting typical interventions and protective factors that can improve the psychological and educational welfare of infants, children, and adolescents. This course is oriented to the requirements of the Early Childhood Education program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215. Prerequisites waived for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education or the Education Assistant programs.

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ECED 1329 Infant and Toddler Practicum 1
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 14.0

This is an advanced practicum in which students will plan and implement a program for the care of infants and toddlers. Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge gained in their first three semesters of Early Childhood Education. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1319, ENGL 1123, 1127, CMNS 1115, PSYC 2318, 2324, 2328, and all other ECE courses in the Basic ECE program; or permission of the department.

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Notes:
1 ECED 1329 is a practicum course for students who have successfully completed all Basic Early Childhood Education courses and who wish to qualify for an Infant-Toddler Licence from the Early Childhood Education Registry.
 
20 or 23 Credits

Program Option Notes:

  1. Entrance to Term II depends on completion of all courses in Term I with a minimum "C-" grade. Similarly, entrance to Term III depends on completion of all Term II courses with a minimum "C-" grade unless Department approval is given.
  2. Students must complete all courses in the diploma program with a minimum "C-" grade. Exception: Students may be permitted to meet graduation requirements if they have a "D" grade in one, and no more than one, of the program support courses, i.e., ENGL, CMNS, or PSYC.
  3. Completion of all courses in the program with a minimum "C-" grade is required to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Term I serves as an introduction and overview of the field and an orientation to preschool and child care programs. Term II focuses on program planning with an emphasis on activities and learning experiences in various curriculum areas. In Term III, students are encouraged to put all the elements together, to organize and evaluate learning experiences, and to integrate the curriculum across all areas of programming.
  5. Practical experience in the field in each term supports the particular learning objectives for that period, and the amount of time spent in the field increases with each term.

This two year part-time certificate program allows students to develop the fundamental competencies required to work with and support young children and their families in licensed childcare settings. This program meets the requirements of the BC Early Childhood Educator Registry. The program has been developed with the working student in mind and students in this program can continue to work in childcare while pursuing the credential. Graduates of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education program can chose to ladder into Langara's Early Childhood Education Diploma.

CURRICULUM

Total Credits: 42

Courses Credits
All of
ECED 1102 Child Growth and Development I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Students are introduced to theories and research related to child growth and development. The origins of child growth and development research are explored. Students examine the overall progression of how children change and develop from birth to three years of age. This course focuses on child development in the following areas: physical, cognitive, social and emotional, and language.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1112 Exploring the Environment I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement play-based learning experiences throughout the early learning curriculum. Students begin to utilize a variety of observation techniques in order to interpret children's interests and abilities and offer play-based learning experiences based on those observations and interpretations. Students need access to early learning and care programs in order to complete this course successfully.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

College credit will be given for only one of the following: ECED 1112 or ECED 1104 and 1108.

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ECED 1115 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an introduction to the basic principles involved in the development of early childhood education. The historical, philosophical and cultural roots of contemporary programs will be surveyed. Emphasis is on current issues and future trends in society and education that directly impact contemporary early childhood programs in Canada today.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1116 Knowing the Individual Child
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the general principles of growth and development in the early childhood years with particular emphasis on methods of observing, recording, and documenting behaviour.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1118 Introduction to Program Planning
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an introduction to the planning and development of play based programs for children from birth to six years of age. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles on which decisions are made regarding developmentally appropriate practice in contemporary early childhood programs.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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ECED 1119 Practicum I
2

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 6.0

An overview of the various types of early childhood centres in the community, their goals and objectives, and varieties of instruction and administration. Focus is on developing rapport with children and staff, planning, implementing, and assessing developmentally appropriate activities. Graded S/U.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1101, 1112, 1115, 1116, and 1118 (all may be taken concurrently); or a minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1102 and 1112 (both may be taken concurrently).

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ECED 1202 Child Growth and Development ll
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Building on material covered in ECED 1102 - Child Growth and Development I, students explore current research and theories in child growth and development. Students examine the overall progression of how children change and develop from 36 months to five years of age. Students focus on child development in the following areas: physical, cognitive, social and emotional, and language within the context of a life-span developmental perspective.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1202.

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ECED 1212 Exploring the Environment II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Building on material covered in ECED 1112 - Exploring the Environment I, students further develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement play-based learning experiences throughout the curriculum. Students apply their knowledge and refine their skill and ability to use a variety of observation techniques to interpret children's interests and abilities. Students design and offer play-based learning experiences based on those observations and interpretations. Students will need access to early learning and care programs in order to complete this course successfully.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

College credit will be given for only one of the following: ECED 1212 or ECED 1204 and 1208.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1112.

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ECED 1217 Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A study of the techniques and skills required by the early childhood educator to communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues, and community resource workers.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

More Information »

ECED 1218 Program Planning and Implementation
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Practical aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating curricula in early childhood education programs. Theoretical perspectives and practical aspects of guiding young children in Early Childhood Education programs are discussed and practised in this course. Emphasis is on teaching strategies, including guidance techniques, as well as the guiding of children through developmentally appropriate activities and learning encounters.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1118 (may be taken concurrently).

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ECED 1219 Practicum II
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 9.0

Practical experience for developing the skills necessary for curriculum planning in selected early childhood education centres. Graded S/U.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1116, 1118, 1119, and 1218 (ECED 1116, 1118, and 1218 may be taken concurrently).

Corequisite(s): ECED 1201, 1204, 1208, 1214, 1217, and 1218.

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ECED 1308 Creative Environments for Young Children
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Integrating activities helps young children coordinate their learning experiences and is an effective method of reinforcing concepts. This course builds on material covered in ECED 1112 and 1212. Its purpose is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate curricular areas that help young children expand their creative potential and curiosity to explore their world. It is designed to promote young children's social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and language development, within a framework that balances naturalistic, formal, and informal learning.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECED 1212.

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ECED 1319 Practicum III
4

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 16.0

Advanced supervised fieldwork experience with particular emphasis on planning and implementing integrated programs. Graded S/U.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1201, 1212, 1217, 1218, and 1219; or a minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: ECED 1202, 1212, 1219, and 1308 (ECED 1202, 1212, and 1308 may be taken concurrently).

Corequisite(s): ECED 1301, 1308, 1318, AND 1325.

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ECED 1325 Health, Nutrition and Safety
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides the student with the basic principles and practices of health safety and nutrition related to the care of children from birth to six years in early childhood settings. Topics to be covered include: common childhood illnesses and communicable diseases, preventative health measures, safety and supervision practices, nutritional needs of young children, and meal planning. Community resources available to support the health needs of young children will be explored.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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42 Credits

Program Option Notes:

  • Students must have computer access to the internet.
  • For many of the courses, students must have consistent and regular access to licensed early childhood setting settings that care for children 3 - 5 years of age.
  • While this is meant to be a flexible part-time program, some course do have prerequisites. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of course prerequisites and make their course selection appropriately. 
  • Students have up to five years to complete the Certificate in Early Childhood Education program.

This program meets the criteria for the Early Childhood Education Registry. Early Childhood Educator: Special Education Credential. This program is offered on a part-time basis in the evenings in order to be easily accessible to employed early childhood educators.

CURRICULUM

TERM ONE

Courses Credits
All of
ECED 2410 Introduction to Supported Child Care 1
1

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will introduce students to the philosophy and practice of inclusive Child Care. Topics will include: family centered practice, environment adaptations, speech, language and behaviour interventions.

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ECED 2415 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is designed to orient students to the field of education for children with special care and learning needs. A survey of the historical and philosophical perspectives that influence contemporary inclusive programs. Topics will include: early intervention, inclusion, legislation, and government policies and procedures.

Prerequisite(s): See admission requirements.

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PSYC 2318 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students examine how patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can be understood as psychological disorders, and how they can present as challenges for infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include features and causes of childhood disorders, educational challenges, risk factors, unusual needs, and unusual capabilities which make a child different or in need of special consideration. Emphasis is on understanding and promoting typical interventions and protective factors that can improve the psychological and educational welfare of infants, children, and adolescents. This course is oriented to the requirements of the Early Childhood Education program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215. Prerequisites waived for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education or the Education Assistant programs.

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Notes:
1 (optional)
 
6 or 7 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses Credits
All of
ECED 2417 Human Relations
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is designed to present the techniques and skills required for the early childhood educator to work effectively with children with special needs and their families. Emphasis will be placed on team and interdisciplinary approaches to child care and guidance, administration and funding concerns. There will be an overview of the community resources available to lend support to the child with special needs and his/her family and the early childhood educator.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 2415 or PSYC 2318 or permission of the department.

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ECED 2418 Special Education Program Planning
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course covers early childhood program planning, use of materials and equipment, the role of the supervisor, techniques of classroom management, learning phenomena in children, and methods of meeting the needs of individual children with special needs. It is designed to acquaint the student with early childhood education curriculum planning and implementation including nutrition and feeding, behavioural objectives, lesson plans, resource units, and long term planning for children with special needs, with emphasis on the child in an inclusive setting.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 2415 and PSYC 2318 and ECED 2417 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of Department Chair.

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ECED 2419 Early Childhood: Special Education Practicum
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 14.0

This is an advanced practicum in which students will plan and implement a program in an integrated early childhood setting. Students will have opportunities to demonstrate advanced professional knowledge and practice in working with children, staff, families and other professionals.

Prerequisite(s): ECED 2415, 2417, 2418 and PSYC 2318

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9 Credits

Program Option Notes:

Students must obtain a minimum "C-" in all courses to advance to the second term and have a minimum "C-" in all courses in the program to receive a credential.