ECED 150 - The Early Childhood Education Professional

This course examines professional issues such as advocacy, ethics, current research, and growth trends. Students are introduced to the roles of the relevant provincial and federal professional organizations. Career options and continuing professionalism will also be examined.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15


HDEC 100, HDEC 101, HDEC 102, HDEC 103, HDEC 104, ECED 109A, ECED 101, ECTA 121, ECEC 100, ECED 110, ECEC 200, ECEC 201, and ECEC 202 (ECEC 200, ECEC 201, and ECEC 202 may be taken concurrently).


Non-Course Prerequisites: 

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





Course Content:
- Professionalism
- Ethical practice
- Leadership and mentoring
- Assessment and evaluation
- Trends and special topics in ECE

- Advocacy


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Identify current concerns and issues in ECE
- Plan for further professional growth
- Identify career and professional goals
- Link with professional organizations
- Network as an ECE professional


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


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.