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Early Childhood Education
Most of the seats in these courses are normally reserved for students in an Early Childhood Education program. Other students may take these courses if they meet the prerequisites and there is space. Completion of certificate and/or diploma provides block transfer to UVic (up to 30 credits for the certificate and a maximum of 60 credits for the diploma).

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

ECE 1003 credits
Human Development I
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to, or permission from, the ECE program
This course focuses on the methods used by psychologists and educators in learning more about children. It introduces students to major theories of human development, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception to the age of two.

ECE 1013 credits
Foundation of Early Childhood Education
(formerly ECE 121)
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the ECE program or permission from program head
Corequisite(s): First semester course
Introduces students to the history and philosophies of the ECE field; to the legal, fiscal, and social contexts of ECE; and to the variety of programs and learning environments for groups of young children.

ECE 1023 credits
Introduction to Early Childhood Guidance
(formerly ECE 131)
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the ECE program
Introduces students to the history and philosophies of the ECE field; to the legal, fiscal and social contexts of ECE; and to the variety of programs and learning environments for groups of young children; and especially to the role of the early childhood education in guiding and caring for young children.

ECE 1033 credits
Introduction to Observing and Recording Behaviour of Young Children
(formerly ECE 141)
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the ECE program
This course introduces systematic observation, the purpose of observation, and the particular methods for collecting and recording information about young children. Students will implement various observational techniques in the field.

ECE 1203 credits
Human Development II
(formerly ECE 200)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first semester of ECE program
Corequisite(s): Second semester courses
This course is a continuation of ECE 100, focusing on physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development in children ages 2 to 18 with an emphasis on theory and current research.

ECE 1226 credits
Introductory Practicum
(formerly ECE 241)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the first semester of the ECE program
Corequisite(s): ECE 125 and ECE 120 (if not completed previously)
Through selected field site practicum placements and seminars, participants will put ECE theories into practice, document their experiences, and plan and evaluate their learning cooperatively with sponsor supervisors, the instructor, and seminar colleagues.

ECE 1231.5 credits
Art in Early Childhood Education
(formerly ECE 353)
Prerequisite(s): First semester ECE courses
Corequisite(s): Second semester ECE courses
Through an exploration of the young child as an artist, the connection between theory and practice will become evident when students become aware of creativity as individual expression. The implementation of aesthetic and sensory experiences appropriate to the developing child will guide students' appreciation of art as an integral part of programming.

ECE 1243 credits
Music in Early Childhood Education
(formerly ECE 254)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first semester of ECE program
This course is designed to promote personal growth in awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of music. It includes an overview of music as it relates to children's concepts including timbre, dynamics, pitch, rhythm, tempo, and melody. Students will have the opportunity to explore theory and application in the areas of singing, instruments, movement, and listening
Note: Students should complete first semester courses before registering.

ECE 1253 credits
Early Childhood Programs
(formerly ECE 221)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first semester of ECE program
Corequisite(s): ECE 120 and ECE 122 (if not completed previously)
Theory and practice of creating effective learning/caring programs for children through goal-setting, preparation, implementation, and evaluation.

ECE 1303 credits
Presenting Literature to Children
(formerly ECE 255)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second semester of the ECE certificate program
An experiential examination of a variety of methods of helping young children to become involved in and enjoy literature. Topics include creative drama, play-acting, writing and reading poetry, story-telling, puppetry, and the history of children's literature.

ECE 1323 credits
Nutrition, Health, and Safety
(formerly ECE 351)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second semester of ECE program
Corequisite(s): Third semester ECE courses
Consideration of the health and nutritional needs of young children. Topics include nutrition, food storage, preparation and presentation, Ministry of Health requirements, safety planning, emergency procedures, first aid, and childhood illnesses.

ECE 1336 credits
Advanced Practicum
(formerly ECE 341)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second semester of the ECE program
Corequisite(s): One of the following courses: ECE 132, ECE 123, ECE 130, and/or ECE 135
A continuation of ECE 122 in which the student practises more advanced competencies including parent interaction, self-evaluation, and peer evaluation.

ECE 1353 credits
The Process of Curriculum Development
(formerly ECE 361)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second semester courses of the ECE program
Corequisite(s): Third semester ECE courses
An experiential workshop course focusing on the relevant factors affecting curriculum planning for groups of preschool children with a focus on science, math, and social studies.
Note: The prerequisites to all diploma program courses are: completion of third semester or provincial ECE certification.

ECE 1603 credits
Introduction to Disabilities
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program
This course is intended to introduce students to specific disabilities, and the family, social, and educational issues that can be affected during the lifespan.

ECE 2133 credits
Atypical Development
(formerly ECE 413)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ECE diploma program
An introduction to understanding the development of exceptional children and the variety and range of developmental differences.

ECE 2233 credits
Administration of Childhood Centres
(formerly ECE 423)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program
This course is designed for preschool/daycare centre supervisors and/or potential administrators. The emphasis is on developing sound program management and fiscal management skills with a focus on interpersonal relationships. Students are introduced to the responsibilities of an administrator in terms of setting up and/or maintaining an ongoing program in different types of early childhood centres.

ECE 2243 credits
Working with Families
(formerly ECE 424)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program
This course examines public and governmental policy, social issues, and cultural influences as they relate to and affect children and their families. Both historical and contemporary perspectives will be explored. This examination will include a review of the theoretical underpinnings while emphasizing practical applications.

ECE 2426 credits
Practicum: Special Needs
(formerly ECE 442)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program, ECE 213 and 260. Could seek permission of the department head
Pre- or corequisite(s): ECE 281
Students work directly with children who require extra support in a variety of settings that promote skill acquisition and integration of theory into practice. Students must be prepared to be available regular daytime work hours for practicum.

ECE 2436 credits
Practicum: Infancy
(formerly ECE 443)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program, ECE 213 and 269
Corequisite(s): ECE 282
Students work directly with infants in a variety of settings; emphasis is on observing, recording, health and safety issues and transfer of infant care theory into practice. Students must be prepared to be available regular daytime work hours for practicum.

ECE 2603 credits
Foundations of Working with Exceptional Children
(formerly ECE 460)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program
To understand present practices in early childhood special education, the history of the education and care of exceptional children will be investigated. Definitions of exceptionality will be explored, including giftedness. The intent of this course is to lead students to a personal philosophical statement of principles and rights of the exceptional child.

ECE 2693 credits
Foundations of Infant Caregiving
(formerly ECE 469)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program, or permission of department
An examination of historical methods of infant caregiving and the development of philosophies and methods up to the present time.

ECE 2813 credits
Programming for Exceptional Children
(formerly ECE 481)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program
Pre- or corequisite(s): ECE 242
A problem-solving approach is taken to the programming needs of exceptional children in nursery schools, daycare centres, kindergartens, and after school programs.

ECE 2823 credits
Programming for Infants
(formerly ECE 482)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to ECE diploma program
Pre- or corequisite(s): ECE 213 & 269
Instruction in theory and practice of infant care, birth to age three.

ECE 2911.5 credits
Current Developments in ECE I
(formerly ECE 491)
Prerequisite(s): None
A selection of current topics are addressed in workshop or mini-course format or as summer institutes. This course may be taken more than once for credit, provided the course content is different from that previously taken.

ECE 2983 credits
Directed Studies in ECE I
(formerly ECE 498)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course provides students opportunities to work on research projects, directed readings, or additional course work in a specified area.

ECE 2991.5 credits
Directed Studies in ECE II
(formerly ECE 499)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course provides students opportunities to work on research projects, directed readings, or additional course work in a specified area.

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