Early Childhood Education (Accelerated)

Courses

Early Childhood Education (Accelerated)-2022/2023

ECE - Accelerated
Gen Ed - Take 2 General Education elective courses.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DEVL-3002Professional Development7
This course prepares students for assuming the responsibilities associated with professional practice. Students examine their personal values in the context of their professional obligations and ethical standards. The personal characteristics of the human service professional including a commitment to excellence, life long learning, professional development and wellness will also be addressed.
FLDP-3005Professional Development Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years). Developmental Services Worker students must complete a minimum three practicums in a community-based agency. The four remaining practicums can continue in a community-based agency or be located at another developmental services setting.
SOCI-3014Lifespan Development4
This course prepares students to recognize developmental periods in a person's life. Emphasis will be placed on the pattern and sequence of development in each developmental period. Factors influencing development will also be considered.
FLDP-3006Lifespan Development Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years). Developmental Services Worker students must complete a minimum three practicums in a community-based agency. The four remaining practicums can continue in a community-based agency or be located at another developmental services setting.
LAWS-3047Legislation7
This course give students an opportunity to review and apply the requirements of current legislation and regulatory bodies within a framework of ethical and professional standards. An emphasis will be placed on establishing safe and healthy environments and the careful consideration of changing social contexts when developing policies and procedures.
FLDP-3007Legislation Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years). Developmental Services Worker students must complete a minimum three practicums in a community-based agency. The four remaining practicums can continue in a community-based agency or be located at another developmental services setting.
ECED-3031Relationships with Children7
This course emphasizes the role of the Early Childhood Educator in building emotionally healthy and supportive relationships with children and their families. Best practices for guiding children's behaviour in a developmentally appropriate fashion will be introduced and practiced.
FLDP-3010Relationships with Children Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years).
ECED-3032Curriculum Design7
This course emphasizes curriculum planning for children from birth to 12 years of age based on a thorough knowledge of child development. Observation and documentation as well as developmentally appropriate practices for curriculum planning will be emphasized.
FLDP-3011Curriculum Design Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years).
ECED-3029Family Violence9
This course prepares student s to deal with situations where a child or a parent discloses abuse or domestic violence. Ethical and legal responsibilities including identifying, documenting and reporting suspicions of abuse will be emphasized. Strategies for supporting families and children by connecting with community resources as well as opportunities to understand personal biases and feelings related to family violence will be explored.
ECED-3041Understanding Child Abuse & Neglect3
This online course provides information regarding the Early Childhood Educator's legal responsibilities to identify, and report suspected child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic abuse. The course focuses on the different types of abuse including physical and behavioural indicators that a child maybe abused and recognizing behaviours in abusive adults. Students will analyze the causes and dynamics of child maltreatment as well as study theoretical approaches to understanding abuse in a variety of contexts and populations.
ECED-3045Studies in Brain Development7
Students will be presented with opportunities to review the current status of brain development research and will develop an appreciation of the impact this information has on parenting and Early Childhood Education pedagogy. Engagement strategies for enhancing the healthy development of growing brains will be explored.
FLDP-3028Studies in Brain Development Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years).
COMM-3090Communication & Advocacy7
This course focuses on professional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Students will use a variety of technological supports as a means of enhancing their recording and documentation responsibilities in their related professions. In addition, students will learn about research methods and documentation formats as a basis for developing their critical thinking and advocacy skills. The goal of this course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations as they relate to the changing social context of their practice in the community.
FLDP-3048Communication & Advocacy Practicum2
This practicum is designed to allow students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the academic component of this module, and develop the skills needed to practice in the profession. Special emphasis during this practicum experience is on demonstrated professional attitudes and behaviours, critical reflection in practice, and consolidating knowledge of theory with skills developed in practice. Post admission requirements in order to participate in the practicum course include; completion of the mandatory practicum sessions satisfactorily, valid Standard First Aid/CPR level C certification, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, completed Pre Placement Health Form, and successful completion of the corresponding academic course component. Early Childhood Education students must complete a minimum of three practicums in a childcare setting. The remaining four practicums can continue in a childcare setting or be located at another early childhood education practice setting. Students must have direct experience in each of the following age groups - Infant/Toddler (0 to 30 months), Pre-school (30 months to 6 years), School age (44 months to 13 years). Developmental Services Worker students must complete a minimum three practicums in a community-based agency. The four remaining practicums can continue in a community-based agency or be located at another developmental services setting.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 6 General Education Credits - Can be taken in any level

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 20 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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