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ECC-204 Developmental Journeys - Part II - Advanced

60 hours lecture, 4 credits


This course will build on knowledge from Developmental Journey, Part I, and integrate developmental theory at a more advanced level. It will include a review of the principles and theories of development, as well as provide opportunities to examine themes that recur throughout the life cycle (e.g. attachment, separation, autonomy). Students will be given opportunities to explore critical developmental issues of interest as well as those related specifically to children under three and children with supported child care needs.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-215 Partnerships - Advanced

60 hours lecture, 4 credits


This course will expand on the foundational knowledge, skills and values discussed in Part II with more emphasis on application of both guiding and caring and working effectively as part of a team with colleagues, families and community. This will include looking at more challenging behaviours and how to use observation and creative problem solving as part of a team to plan effective intervention. Students will take a closer look at what it means to include families in a meaningful way.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-224 The Learning Child - Infants & Toddlers -Part III

60 hours lecture, 4 credits


This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained from earlier courses. This is a more in-depth look at adapting to the diverse needs of infants and toddlers and their families within a group setting. A study of developmentally appropriate practices and play-based curriculum planning for this age group will be addressed. Specific developmental issues such as attachment and separation and the needs of infants and toddlers with supported child care needs will also be explored.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-245 Practice Experience - Special Needs

187.5 hours practice experience + 12.5 hours seminar, 4 credits


This practice experience is designed to provide the student with supervised opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ECCE Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-246 Practice Experience - Infants and Toddler

187.5 Practice Experience + 12.5 hours seminar, 4 credits


This practice experience is designed to provide the student with opportunities, under supervision, to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills from core courses in the 2nd year of the Early Childhood Care and Education program and particularly from ECCE Certificate or equivalent.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ECCE Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-255 Self & Others - Part III

45 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course encourages students to explore communication from a professional standpoint, including their role in advocacy, professional associations and groups, and working with community partners.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-264 Supported Child Care

60 hours lecture, 4 credits


This course is designed to prepare the student to work as an early childhood educator with children who require extra support. Knowledge of typical and atypical child growth and development will precede examination of the nature of conditions leading to and resulting in various factors that put children at risk. The knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary to assist the child and his/her family will be emphasized, along with the utilization of specialized community resources. An observation practicum is integral to this course.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Early Childhood Care Certificate or equivalent

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ECC-268 Supervising Early Childhood Centers

60 hours lecture, 4 credits


This course is designed to prepare students for the administration and supervisory responsibilities in an early childhood care and education facility. In addition to an overview of broad concepts and principles related to administration, specific roles and responsibilities of the administrator will be addressed. Discussion of current trends and issues within the ECCE profession will be included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Early Childhood & Education Program Certificate

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