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ECED 111 - Practicum 3

This course provides opportunities that enable the student to apply theory to practice and to develop as a professional in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. It includes supervised practise teaching of young children in an early learning setting for a full time block placement. The student is required to plan and exercise daily activities as well as integrate previous insight regarding teaching and management skills required in programs for the young child. Emphasis is on demonstrating quality ECE skills, attitudes and knowledge and bridging the student and professional roles.


Credits:  4


Hours: 165 (Seminars/Tutorials: 15;  Practicum Hours: 150)


Total Weeks:  15


ECED 110 Practicum 2
ECEC 201 Building Professional Family Partnerships
ECEC 202 Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
ECEC 200 Curriculum 2

May be taken concurrently
OR permission of instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites: 






Course Content:
- Evaluation as a tool for further growth
- Safety in the Early Childhood Education and Care Environment
- Health in the Early Childhood Education and Care Environment
- Establishing a learning environment
- Advancing physical skills
- Cognitive development explored
- Communication explored
- Creativity
- Building a positive self concept
- Promoting social skills
- Providing guidance
- Family involvement
- Program management

- Maintaining professionalism


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Plan and carry out curriculum activities that meet the developmental needs of young children
- Evaluate, supervise, and guide children’s play in activity centres
- Demonstrate competency in areas of communication, professional conduct, guidance, and behaviour management
- Assess personal growth and skills and identify professional goals
- State the philosophy behind sound quality child care practices
- Plan and execute daily activities for young children and gain insight regarding the teaching and management skills required in programs for young children
- Work effectively with staff and parents to gain deeper understanding of working relationships
- Integrate skills, knowledge and attitude from previous practice and course work
- Demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECE BC code of Ethics
- Demonstrate an awareness of the foundations of quality care and education for children aged 30 months to school age
- Plan and implement respectful, developmentally appropriate routines in the care of preschool aged children


- Reflect and maintain a professional and collegial  attitude for class participation and assignment work.


- Think critically
- Think creatively
- Record objectively
- Document
- Communicate clearly – orally and in writing
- Synthesize information
- Access personal and community resources
- Evaluate and assess professional competency and training needs
- Evaluate and assess abilities and needs of children


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Additional Comments:

- Developed for distributed delivery with required teleconferences.
- Students must be working, participating or volunteering in an ECE setting with a group of 3-5 yr. old children in order to complete the required assignments and activities for this course. Students must be enrolled in their last semester of study to take this course.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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