Academic Calendar Fall 2017

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 proficiency requirements

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

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

ECE 100

3 credits

Human Development I

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the ECE certificate program, or permission from the ECE department head.

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 101

3 credits

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Early Childhood Education certificate, or department head’s permission.

This course introduces students to the history and philosophies of the ECE field. The legal, fiscal, and social contexts of ECE are examined as well as a variety of programs and learning environments for groups of young children.

ECE 102

3 credits

Introduction to Early Childhood Guidance

Prerequisite(s): ECE 100 and ECE 103; or department head’s permission.

This course is an introduction to the history and philosophies of the ECE field as they relate to child guidance. A focus is on the role of early childhood educators in guiding and caring for young children in a group setting.

ECE 103

3 credits

Introduction to Observing and Recording Behaviour of Young Children

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Early Childhood Education certificate, or department head’s permission.

This course introduces students to the skill of observing and recording the behavior of young children. Different types of recording techniques are shared in observing the children’s social, play, language, motor, and cognitive development.

ECE 120

3 credits

Human Development II

Prerequisite(s): ECE 100

This course is a continuation of ECE 100, focusing on physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development in children ages two to eighteen, with an emphasis on theory and current research.

ECE 122

6 credits

Introductory Practicum

Prerequisite(s): ECE 100, ECE 102, ECE 103

Corequisite(s): ECE 125

Pre- or corequisite(s): ECE 120, ECE 123, ECE 124

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 123

1.5 credits

Art in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ECE Certificate Program.

Corequisite(s): 2nd Semester

This course explores the concept of the young child as an artist. As students develop an understanding of creativity as individual expression, they will become increasingly aware of the connection between children and their practice of art. The students’ appreciation of art as an integral part of programming will contribute to their ability to implement aesthetic and sensory experiences appropriate to the developing child.

ECE 124

3 credits

Music in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ECE Certificate 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, rhythm, tempo, and melody. Students will have the opportunity to explore theory and application in the areas of singing, instruments, movement, and listening.

ECE 125

3 credits

Early Childhood Programs

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the first semester of the ECE Certificate program.

Corequisite(s): ECE 120 and ECE 122

This course explores the theory and practice of creating effective learning / caring programs for children through goal-setting, preparation, implementation, and evaluation.

ECE 130

3 credits

Presenting Literature to Children

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second semester of the ECE program

Corequisite(s): ECE 132, 133, 135

This course will introduce the student to the influence of literature on young children. The relationship between literature, language, and literacy will be demonstrated by using different story presentation styles in a multicultural approach.

ECE 132

3 credits

Nutrition, Health, and Safety

Prerequisite(s): ECE 120, 122, 123, 124, 125
Acceptance into the ECE program or permission of Department Head

This course is a consideration of the health and nutritional needs of young children. Topics include nutrition, food storage, preparation, presentation, Ministry of Health requirements, planning for safety, emergency procedures, and childhood illnesses.

ECE 133

6 credits

Advanced Practicum

Prerequisite(s): ECE 122, ECE 125

Pre- or corequisite(s): ECE 130, ECE 135

This course is a continuation of ECE 122. In this course, the student practices more advanced competencies including parent interaction, self-evaluation, and peer evaluation.

ECE 135

3 credits

The Process of Curriculum Development

Prerequisite(s): ECE 122, ECE 125

This is 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.

ECE 160

3 credits

Introduction to Disabilities

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Health and Human Services certificate.

This course introduces the student to specific disabilities and explores how these disabilities affect their family, social, and educational development. Students will explore the impact of disability on individuals throughout their lifespan.

ECE 213

3 credits

Atypical Development

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ECE diploma program

Corequisite(s): ECE 223 and ECE 224

This course is an introduction to the understanding of the development of children with exceptionalities. A variety of disabilities will be discussed in depth, with consideration on how the emotional, social, cognitive , motor, and communication development will be affected by the specific disability.

ECE 223

3 credits

Administration of Childhood Centers

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma, or department head’s permission.

This course is designed for preschool/daycare center 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 centers.

ECE 224

3 credits

Working with Families

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma, or department head’s permission.

This course examines public and government 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 theoretical underpinnings, while emphasizing practical applications.

ECE 242

6 credits

Practicum: Special Needs

Prerequisite(s): ECE 213, ECE 260, and admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma; or department head’s permission.

This practicum will allow students to work directly with children who require extra support. Working with children in a variety of settings, this practicum promotes skill acquisition and integration of theory into practice. Students must be available in regular daytime work hours for practicum.

ECE 243

6 credits

Practicum: Infancy

Prerequisite(s): ECE 213, ECE 269, and admission to Early Childhood Education diploma; or department head’s permission.

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 for regular daytime work hours for practicum.

ECE 260

3 credits

Foundations of Working with Exceptional Children

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma, or department head’s permission.

This course is designed to help students 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 269

3 credits

Foundations of Infant Caregiving

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma, or department head’s permission.

This course provides an examination of methods of infant caregiving. Historical practices are considered, and their influence on current practice. An overview of the development of philosophies of infant care is discussed. The context of the family-centered care model and contemporary pressures on families are reviewed.

ECE 281

3 credits

Programming for Special Needs

Prerequisite(s): ECE 213, ECE 260, and admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma; or department head’s permission.

This course utilizes a solution-focused approach. It addresses programming needs of exceptional children in preschools, daycare centers, kindergartens, and after-school programs.

ECE 282

3 credits

Programming for Infancy

Prerequisite(s): ECE 213, ECE 269, and admission to the Early Childhood Education diploma; or department head’s permission.

This course examines the theory and practice of infant care. The roles and routines of responsive infant/toddler caregiving are explored and strategies to promote optimal development are considered.

ECE 291

1.5 credits

Current Developments in ECE I

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 298

3 credits

Directed Studies in ECE I

Prerequisite(s): None

This course provides students opportunities to work on research projects, directed readings, or additional course work in a specified area.

ECE 299

1.5 credits

Directed Studies in ECE II

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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