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ECED 111 - Practicum 3
Course Details

Course Code: 
ECED 111

Credits:  4

Calendar Description:

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.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 165
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 15
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 150
  • On the Job Experience: 150
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:
  • ECED 110 Practicum 2
  • ECEC 201 Building Professional Family Partnerships
  • ECEC 202 Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • ECEC 200 Curriculum 2
  • or may be taken concurrently or permission of instructor
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  Yes

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
Attitudes:
  • Reflect and maintain a professional and collegial  attitude for class participation and assignment work.
Skills:
  • 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, Percentage

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 50 %
  • Practicum: 50 %
Number of Assignments:  6

Nature of Participation:
Students are required to participate in weekly teleconferenced seminars.

Writing Assignments:
  • Weekly Journals relating course content to experience in the field; Learning plan (creating a plan for meeting educational goals)
  • Evaluation sheets. (Set a goal, assess needs, create a plan, carry out the plan and assess the outcomes); Student Observations
  • Video and Peer observations are submitted with a student critique of their skill development
  • Reflective paper on the quality of participation in the course and its influence on learning
  • Final Assessment booklet, checklist and anecdotal records of competencies demonstrated throughout the practice.
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 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:
  • Required - Beaty, J. J., 2004, Skills for Preschool Teachers (Pearson/ Merill Prentice Hall. Upper Sadle River, NJ.). Chapters Covered: All
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