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ECED 109A - Practicum 1
Course Details

Course Code: 

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:
This course offers supervised practical experience and involvement with young children in an early learning setting. Emphasis is on practicing beginning skills for appropriate care and education. Observing development and beginning programming skills for working with young children within the ECE environment will also be explored.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Total Hours: 130
Seminars and Tutorials: 15

Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 115
  • On the Job Experience: 115
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

  • HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers
  • HDEC 101 Human Development 1
  • HDEC 102 Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • HDEC 103 Guiding and Caring
  • or may be taken concurrently
  • or permission of instructor
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
  • Introduction
  • First week in placement
  • Systematic observation / the developmental profile
  • Self esteem and emotional development
  • Social play and prosocial behavior
  • Large motor and small motor development
  • Cognitive development
  • Spoken language and emergent literacy
  • Art skills and imagination
  • Developmental profile reflection
  • Practicum summary
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate professional competencies in formal objective observation
  • Demonstrate and use observations for planning for individual growth and development
  • Apply positive, respectful guidance strategies at a beginning level
  • Evaluate self in terms of growth, skills, attitude, and professionalism for quality early childhood education
  • Set personal professional goals for further growth
  • Apply principles of child development theory to program/curriculum planning
  • Demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECEBC Code of Ethics
  • Demonstrate appropriate beginning skills for planning quality early learning
  • Maintain and develop positive professional working relationships with children, peers and families
Grading System:  Letters, Percentage

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 50 %
  • Practicum: 50 %
Number of Assignments:  5

Writing Assignments:
  • Reflective journaling (11 entries and a summary required)
  • 1-critique of video for self assessment
  • Self Assessment booklet
  • Developmental profile assignment and applicable learning activities
  • Impressions visit and booklet summary of an ECE centre
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Additional Comments:
  • Developed for distributed delivery with required teleconferences.
  • Students must be working, participating or volunteering in an Early Learning setting with a group of 3-5 yr. old children in order to complete the required assignments and activities for this course.
Text Books:
  • Required - Beatty, J.J., 2006, Observing Development of the Young Child (Pearson, Upper Saddle River, N.J.). Chapters Covered: All
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