This 2nd level practicum course provides students further opportunities to observe and work in community based early care and learning programs for children 30 months to school age. The emphasis is on the ongoing development of professional practice and competencies including observation, emergent /Reggio inspired curriculum development and creating Pedagogical Narrations.
Hours: 130 (Seminars/Tutorials: 12; Practicum Hours: 118)
Total Weeks: 15
HDEC 100, HDEC 101, HDEC 102, HDEC103, ECED 109A, ECED 101, and ECEC 100 (ECED 101 or ECEC 100 may be taken concurrently).
Admission into the Early Childhood Education and Care, Ministry of Justice Schedule B CRC (works with children).
Overview of practicum requirements and the role and responsibilities of the student, sponsor and Instructor in practicum.
- Goals of the practicum.
- Review development and learning theory.
- Curriculum experiences which support emergent interests and child development.
- BC Ministry Guidance strategies/techniques.
- BC Early Learning Framework
- ECEBC Code of Ethics
- Common concerns for practicing students.
- Communication- interpersonal skills and problem solving.
- Review of observation and recording.
- Planning for individual and groups of children using observation and documentation
- Planning for and implementing a group video.
- Knowing importance of Health and Safety to keep children safe
- Working and partnering with families.
- Knowing self and competencies, teaching styles and techniques.
- Values, ethics and professional conduct.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional competencies and skill development at the second practicum level expectation
- Apply positive, respectful and effective guidance strategies for individuals and/ or groups of children
- Demonstrate sensitivity and awareness of diversity within the early learning environment
- Evaluate oneself in terms of growth, skills, attitude, and professional development for quality early childhood education
- Practice effective, positive, interpersonal communication skills with children, co-workers, peers and parents through direct and indirect communication
-Observe for, develop and implement emergent curriculum possibilities based on children’s interest
- Apply principles of child development theory to daily practice
- Demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECEBC code of ethics
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: C (60%)
Percentage of Individual Work: 90
Percentage of Individual 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.
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.