ECED 210 - Practicum--Diverse Abilities

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


Credits:  4


Hours: 225 (Seminars and 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:
- Demonstrating competency in observing, planning, and implementing respectful, responsive reciprocal experiences supporting children to be competent and capable in their own ways
- Designing environments that meet the development and educational needs of exceptional children and their families
- Complying with protection responsibilities as outlined in legislation, regulations, protocols and court orders
- Designing an environment that complies with licensing requirements
- Developing and maintaining policies that ensure the health and safety of exceptional children and their families
- Promoting positive development for children and families of the community
- Designing, implementing, and evaluating responsive, respectful, and reciprocal programs for children and families, which promote holistic development and reflect diversity and inclusion by:
- Developing an emotionally safe and nurturing climate
- Developing genuine and trusting relationships with children and others
- Developing a program that reflects and respects diversity
- Providing supports that are required for successful inclusion of all children
- Guiding families of exceptional children about growth and development
- Using the practicum as a learning experience by taking initiative and using the sponsor teacher and centre as a resource
- Working with families to ensure all children are cared for in a way that supports their individual cultural needs and sense of belonging by:
- Demonstrating knowledge of and executing respect for cultural socio-economic and family diversity in all aspects of care
- Providing information about child care and other related resources and referral services to families
- Promoting family involvement in policy and programming decisions
- Demonstrating professionalism when interacting with parents, sponsor teachers, educators, and other professionals and visitors to the centre
- Demonstrating competency in the area of administration of ECE programs by:
- Developing and implementing policies and procedure
- Supporting to an effective team to ensure the delivery of quality child care services
- Executing good practice and applying current government policies, programs, and procedures related to quality child care practices
- Assuming a role in the monitoring and evaluating all aspects of service to maximize effectiveness
- Reflecting on personal and professional growth, competencies, attitude, and professionalism, and goal setting for further professional growth by:
- Developing personal and professional development programs
- Categorizing changes in social policy
- Cooperating with and coordinate efforts with other community services by:
- Analyzing information
- Generating working relationships with other professionals and service providers involved with children families
- Supporting the development of coordinated community, family, and individual service plans
- Advocating for a high quality, accessible, and comprehensive child care system
- 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.