ECED 208 - Practicum--Infant and Toddler

In this 225 hour practicum course, students reflect upon previous experiences, assimilate new knowledge, theory and research, as they apply it to their practice with infants, toddlers, and families.


Credits:  4


Hours: 225 (Seminars/Tutorials: 25; Practicum Hours: 200)


Total Weeks:  15



HDEC 100, HDEC 101, HDEC 102, HDEC 103, HDEC 104, ECED 109A, ECED 101, ECTA 121, ECEC 100, ECED 110, ECEC 201, ECEC 202, ECEC 200, ECED 111, ECED 150, ECEC 203, ECED 203A, ECED 207 and ECED 215 (ECEC 203, ECED 203A, ECED 207, and ECED 215 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:
- Overview of practicum expectations
- Reflective journal writing
- Confidentiality and personal boundaries
- Assess personal learning goals & evaluation
- Pedagogical Narration and Action Research
- Ethical practice
- Self-care in a helping profession
- Current issues and topics of interest as they apply to the profession and practicum settings



Learning Outcomes:
After working in the field, completing the assigned readings, carrying out the required activities, and participating in seminars, the learner will exhibit the following competencies and skills at the advanced level:
- Ability to design, implement, and evaluate responsive, respectful, and reciprocal programs for infants and toddlers and their families, which promote holistic development, and reflect diversity and inclusion
- Using the practicum as a learning experience by taking initiative and utilizing the sponsor teacher and centre as a resource.
- Responding to children's, families', and the centers’ needs
- Demonstrating professionalism when interacting with families, sponsor teachers, educators, and other professionals and visitors to the centre
- Demonstrating an awareness of the historical and present trends in infant and toddler education as it connects to families and communities
- Applying respectful, responsive, and reciprocal interactions during play and routine caregiving that support both the children and families
- Demonstrating competency in the area of administration of infant/toddler programs
a) developing and implement policies and procedure for infants and toddlers
b) providing support to an effective team to ensure the delivery of quality child care services
c) executing good practice and applying current government policies, programs, and procedures related to quality child care practices
d) assuming a role in the monitoring and evaluating all aspects of service to maximize effectiveness
- Identifying and responding respectfully to diversity within the environment including but not limited to children, families, cultures, traditions and expectations
- Evaluating personal and professional growth, competencies, attitude, and professionalism, and to set goals for further professional growth
- Demonstrating practice that adheres to the ECEBC Code of Ethics (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


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