This category contains all the courses with the ECD name.

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Students have the opportunity to discuss their practicums and to work together to overcome the difficulties and to celebrate the successes of their venture into the working world. Areas such as application of regulations, behavior management and communication will be discussed. Resume preparation and career planning will also be reviewed. 1 credit

As required for Daycare level 3 certification, students will be doing 200 hours of work in Early Childhood settings. They will do 15 hours of debriefing in the Integration Seminars. For those students who have engaged in part time studies and are employed in settings working directly with young children, supervised worksite practicum can be arranged. A detailed daily planning journal, Resource File and Portfolio will form the basis of the Supervisor’s evaluation. Plus, at least three detailed on the job evaluations must be assessed before credit for competence can be awarded. For students who have received 75% or more in previous practicum and who have experience working directly with children in Early Childhood settings, there may be an option to do Practicum 4in a “Homevisitor” program (INVESTINKINDS) currently being designed in this program. 4 credits

Students have the opportunity to discuss their practicums and to work together to overcome the difficulties and to celebrate the successes of their venture into the working world. Areas such as application of regulations, behavior management and communication will be discussed. Resume preparation and career planning will also be reviewed. 1 credit

As required for Daycare Level 3 certification, students will be doing 200 hours of work in Early Childhood settings. They will 15 hours of debriefing in the Integration Seminars. For those students who have engaged in part time studies and are employed in settings working directly with young children, supervised worksite practicum can be arranged. A detailed daily planning journal, Resource File and Portfolio will form the basis of the Supervisor’s evaluation. Plus, at least three detailed on the job evaluations must be assessed before credit for competence can be awarded. 4 credits

In this course programming for children in Out of School Care will be developed. Issues and concerns related to the 6 to 12 year olds will be discussed. Practices, policies and guidelines available for the City of Edmonton will be used as a basis (it is the most comprehensive guide available and it is updated regularly). However, the Cree Language and culture will be focused on in every session. 3 credits

This course and ECD 201 are two sides of the same coin. Students will integrate their knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the other courses to prepare a comprehensive Service Plan and Licensing Application for a Daycare Center. The requirements for this task are contained in the Alberta Family and Social Services documents: Guidelines for obtaining a day care facility license, and Guide to developing a service plan. Students will be working closely from the Day Care licensing Policy Manual. 3 credits

Young children develop their creativity predicable sequence. In this course adults will learn to facilitate this development by providing the environment, materials and time to enhance a child’s individuality, self-esteem and self-confidence. Adults will learn hoe to foster the child’s unique self-expression in all creative experiences afforded by art, music, dramatic play and movement. 3 credits

This course will provide and in depth look at how children learn language, communication, and cognitive skills. Particular attention will be paid to current methodologies used by speech language pathologists to assist children who have speech problems. Strategies for developing and enriching children’s language will be practiced. Curriculum material will be explored and made. The early stage of emerging reading and writing will be presented. The focus will be on offering young children the integrated learning through play opportunities so crucial to later formal academic learning. 3 credits

From birth young mind are learning the concepts and skills which adults later identify as Math, Science and Social Studies. Caregivers will plan and make curriculum materials and activities that will support children’s cognitive development in such areas, as patterning, sorting, classification, seriation, number, temporal and spatial concepts, and in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes related of these subjects. 3 credits

Students have the opportunity to discuss their practicums and to work together to overcome the difficulties and to celebrate the successes of their venture into the working world. Areas such as application of regulations, behavior management and communication will be discussed. Resume preparation and career planning will also be reviewed. 1 credit

Experiential leaning is vital to ensure the students are able to apply the information they obtain in class. Students will be placed in day cares, schools and other appropriate agencies to apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and from the professional staff. 4 credits

In this course students will strengthen their knowledge of Cree/Dene language and culture by using the Methodology Approach. This is a teaching technique that consists of engaging children in active language learning situations: learning through play. Comprehensive vocabulary and dialogues will be planned for themes of interest to young children. There will be balance between adults learning from Elders, and the making of teaching aids for use in ECD group settings. 3 credits

This course is a continuation of ECD 110. Students will focus on the most common exceptionalities like ADHD and FAS/E and Behavioral Disorders that children present with in regular Early Childhood settings. Students will learn how to observe and record behaviors, how to report to and support parents appropriately and how to guide them in seeking assistance. The bulk work will focus on how to adapt the environment, the programming and adult behaviors so that children with very challenging behaviors can be integrated successfully. 3 credits

This course is a continuation of ECD 105. Key areas in developmental psychology will be studied in depth. This focus will be on linking theoretical knowledge and information to everyday best practices for children and birth through 12 years. The emphasis will be on finding the most current issues, concerns and implications in the Early Childhood field and relating those to First Nations situations. 3 credits

Students will learn about different leadership styles, the roles and responsibilities of leaders and the skills that exceptional leaders have demonstrated to accomplish their organizational goals. First Nations perspectives on leadership behavior will be presented. In working with children and their families, collaborative and teamwork approaches have shown the best results and so these will be studied closely. Students will be encouraged to articulate their own philosophy of Early Childhood education and connect it to best practices in childcare settings. This course and ECD 217 are two sides of the same coin and, therefore, have many of the same topics. Tasks and assignments will be cross reference and used to provide practical applications. 3 credits

Each person has been profoundly influenced by the family and community to which she/he belongs. To be an effective support and resource to parents, caregivers and teachers need to understand themselves and the families/communities they serve. This course will provide students opportunities to learn about their own growth and development, cause of dysfunction in families and ways to extend community connectedness to families in need. 3 credits

This course will examine safety, nutrition and health issues from a native perspective. Students will be introduced to issues that influence child development in First Nations and will examine what steps can be taken to assess and prevent child injury and disease through proper nutrition and proactive intervention. Taking into account the needs of individual students and communities the above courses will be adapted to fit their needs. Different communities have different needs and this program is designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the community, the students and their families. 3 credits

Students will be introduced to the planning, development and implementation of preschool programs. Programs will be explored that are designed to foster creativity and learning in children and will explore areas such as art, drama, music and nature. The programming will incorporate culturally-sensitive material and students will be required to develop and apply their programs and evaluate their effectiveness. 3 credits

It is vital that all day care workers have the knowledge and training to deal with medical emergencies in their employment. Students will be required to successfully complete accredited First Aid and Infant CPR courses applicable to employment. 3 credits

Children learn a tremendous number of skills through play. Students learn different activities they can use with children to facilitate the learning process and encourage wellness and enforce physical and psychological development. 3 credits

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