ECEC 100 - Curriculum I

In this course students will study children’s explorations throughout early childhood curriculum areas in order to understand how play enhances children’s learning and development. Students will develop proficiency in utilizing observations and relevant theories to interpret play episodes as they gain beginning competencies and skills in initiating responsive planning. Students require access to Early Learning children's programs in order to conduct assignments.

 

Credits:  3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)

 

Total Weeks:  15

 

Prerequisites:
HDEC 100, HDEC 101, HDEC 102, HDEC 103, and ECED 101 (ECED 101 may be taken concurrently).

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

Criminal Record Check

 

Co-Requisites: 

Admission into the Early Childhood Education and Care Program, Ministry of Justice Schedule B CRC (works with children)

 

Course Content:
THEMES:
- Learning and Development
- Role of the Environment
- Role of the Educator
CONCEPTS:
Learning and development:
- Images of children
- Play and learning
- Play and development
- Children as theory makers
- Children as action-orientated
- Ordinary moments
Environment:
- Materials
- Curriculum areas
- Interconnectedness
- Images of environment
- Learning through relationships
- Socio-cultural learning
Role of the adult:
- Connecting with children
- Observing for meaning
- Pedagogy of listening
- Images of educator
- Resource tools
- Documentation
- Learning Stories

 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Use appropriate comments and questions to connect with children about their explorations of the environment
- Document play episodes and begin to use theory to interpret examples of children's learning and development
- Recognize ordinary moments and extend children's experiences through communication and/or material additions
- Share insights about curriculum planning knowledge on the course discussion board
- Extend children's explorations in a minimum of two curriculum areas
- Engage with peers in small groups in on-line dialogue about children's play and how it contributes to learning and development
- Document, interpret and enhance the learning and development of one child
- Articulate how play is learning
- Develop an ideas/resource file

 

Grading System:  Letters

 

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work:  90

 

Percentage of Group Work:  10

 

Additional Course Comments:

This course has been approved by and adheres to the B.C. Child Care Occupational Competencies - Government of B.C.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/early-learning/teach/ece/bc_occupational_competencies
Understanding:
A1:
Child growth and development as part of on-going life span development;
Growth and development in key developmental domains including social/emotional, physical, cognitive, language and cultural
development;
Holistic and interdependent nature of growth and development;
Stages and milestones in the developmental process;
Individual variations in the developmental process;
Personal perspective on child growth and development to guide practice.
Ability:
B2:
Honour diversity
Clarify own biases
Promote inclusion.
B3:
Observe in unbiased and non-judgmental ways;
Document observations in clear language and through other accessible methods;
Plan appropriate programs, responses and interventions;
Organize and facilitate the implementation of the plan; and
Evaluate the effectiveness and/or outcomes and make necessary adaptations
B4:
Show appreciation for, and enjoyment of, others; and
Be patient and flexible.
Knowledge:
C-2
Current licensing and/or registration regulations;
Current Child, Family and Community Services Act including the duty to report neglect or abuse and reporting protocols;
Functions
1-a-4
1-b-5;
1-c-1;1-c-2;1-c-3;1-c-4;1-c-5;1-c-6;1-c-7
1-d-3(b)1-d-5;1-d-6
2-a-3; 2-a-4; 2-a-8; 2-a-9;
2-b-3;2-b-4;2-b-5
2-c-1; 2-c-2; 2-c-3; 2-c-4; 2-c-5;2-c-6; 2-c-7
2-d-7
2-e-5
3-a-1
3-c-1; 3-c-3;3-c-4;3-c-5
4-a-6
6-a-1
6-c-2
7-a-1;
7-b-2; 7-b-3; 7-b-5; 7-b-6; 7-b-7; 7-b-8
7-d-3.pdf

 

Text Books:

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