Course Description Year 1 Semester 2
ECE Course Description
Year 1 - Semester 2 (January - April)
Practicum 2 - Program Planning for Young Children (0,2,10P)(L)
Building on the goals of ECED 1200: Practicum 1, students integrate their knowledge and skills while participating as a team member in child care programs. Students take on additional responsibilities related to curriculum planning, managing a program, and responsibility for documentation with the mentorship of an early childhood educator and a practicum instructor. Students introduce a project to a group of young children, observe and record children's learning, and make the learning visible to the children, families, educators, and community.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education Program; ECED 1200
Child Health (3,0,0)
Holistic health and wellness principles to support children's development is the focus of this course. An emphasis is placed on strategies to promote children's understanding of good health and nutritional habits. Students explore the health and safety of children by examining health related agencies, health regulations, and children with exceptionalities. Additional topics include personal wellness, childhood illness, and hospitalization.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education Program or permission from course instructor
Curriculum Development (4,0,0)(L)
Students examine the principles to develop, implement and evaluate a play-based program with key concepts in language and literacy and music and movement across the curriculum. Students learn theory and gain practical knowledge to plan activities in which young children can explore sound, movement, music, books, stories, drama, and beginning literacy, within the context of the whole program for children.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education Program; ECED 1200, ECED 1350
Corequisite: ECED 1300
Interpersonal Relations - Helping Interactions (3,0,0)
Building upon the knowledge and skills acquired in ECED 1340: Communications, students examine the essentials of professional interdependent relationships. Topics include leadership, effective communication, and problem-solving skills. Students practice assertive communication, intercultural awareness, and team building.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Early Childhood Education Program; ECED 1340
Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (2,1,0)
This course is an inquiry into the developmental changes from adolescence onwards with an emphasis on adolescent adjustment, adult maturity and growth, middle age, retirement, old age, dying and death. Current research is examined as it relates to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2130 or instructor's written consent Required Seminar: PSYC 2230S