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ECED 210 - Practicum 4 Diverse Abilities
Course Details

Course Code:
  ECED 210

Credits:  4

Calendar Description:
Practicum 4 consists of 200 hours of guided, supervised experience in a licensed early learning, inclusive program. Emphasis is on developing skills and knowledge necessary to provide quality care and learning opportunities for children and families. It includes both theory and developmentally appropriate practice, including programming and guiding and caring for children.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

  • 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:  No

  • ECED 111 Practicum 3
  • ECED 215 Curriculum 4 Working with Children with Diverse Abilities
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

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

Course Content:
  • Educational Basis for Early Intervention
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Assessment Procedures
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSPs)
  • The Learning Environment
  • Materials, Learning Centres, and Integrated Thematic Units
  • Child Guidance
  • Documenting and Reporting Progress of Children
  • Supported Child Care
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, abilities and, attitudes as they apply to working with children with diverse abilities:
  • Describe the emerging collaboration and common foundation between early childhood education and early childhood special education
  • Demonstrate competency in observing, planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate experiences for children who require extra support
  • Identify and respond respectfully to diversity within the environment
  • Demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECEBC Code of Ethics
  • Evaluate personal and professional growth, according to the established competencies
  • Set measurable goals for further professional growth
Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 50 %
  • Practicum: 50 %
Number of Assignments:  9

Nature of Participation:
  • Online/ teleconference discussions
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 – Pedagogical Narration(s)
  • Assignment 7 - Practicum self assessments
  • Assignment 8 - Seminar Participation
  • Assignment 9 - Sponsor Educator Feedback
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Additional Comments:
  • Students may choose to participate in the teleconferenced seminar or an online seminar
Text Books:
  • Required - Crowther, I., 2006, Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings (Pearson Prentice Hall). Chapters Covered: All
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