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ECED 208 - Practicum 5
Course Details

Course Code: 
ECED 208

Credits:  4

Calendar Description:
Practicum 5 is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge for working with children from birth to 36 months. It includes both theory and developmentally appropriate practice, including programming and guiding and caring for this age group of children.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 215
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 15
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 200
  • On the Job Experience: 200
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  Yes

Pre-Requisites:
  • ECED 111 Practicum 3
  • ECED 207 Curriculum 3 Infants and Toddlers
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:
  • ECED 203A Development 3 Infant and Toddlers
  • ECED 207 Curriculum 3 Infants and Toddlers
  • ECED 215 Curriculum 4 Working with Children with Diverse Abilities
  • ECEC 203 Early Learning Framework
Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
  • Caregiving and Educating Philosophy and Practice
  • Phenomenological Approach
  • Observing Infants and Toddlers
  • Explaining Behaviours
  • Supporting Developmental Stages/ Tasks - Birth to 36 months
  • Professional / Personal Development of the Teacher
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes as they pertain to working with children from birth to three years of age:
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the historical and present trends in infant and toddler education
  • Demonstrate competency in observing, planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers
  • Apply respectful, responsive, and reciprocal interaction during routine care giving
  • Demonstrate competency in the area of administration of infant/toddler programs
  • Identify and respond respectfully to diversity within the environment
  • Evaluate personal and professional growth, according to established professional competencies
  • Set measurable goals for further professional growth
Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 50 %
  • Practicum: 50 %
Number of Assignments:  8

Writing Assignments:
  • Assignment 1 - Weekly reflective journals
  • Assignment 2 - Community program visit reports
  • Assignment 3 - One video and related reflective critique
  • Assignment 4 - Personal goal plan
  • Assignment 5 - Supervisory summary
  • Assignment 6 - Child Portfolio /Pedagogical Narration
  • Assignment 7 - Practicum Self Assessments
  • Assignment 8 - Sponsor Evaluations
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Text Books:
  • Required - Martin, S., 2007, See How They Grow (Nelson Thomson). Chapters Covered: All
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