BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-149 - Clinical Competencies - 9.00 Credits

AECE-149 - Clinical Competencies - 9.00 Credits

Course Details
The course provides 320 hours of contact time with children in a registered childcare center for a period of ten weeks.The overall goal of AECE 149 is that the student will have a clinical/practical experience that will enhance their classroom studies. AECE 149 will ensure students are keenly practicing the connection between theory and practice.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Early Childhood Education Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - Year 1 Summer
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 110, AECE 104, AECE 124, AECE 134, AECE 136, AECE 102, AECE 148, AECE 140, AECE 145, AECE 110,
    Corequisites : AECE 150, AECE 125,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 320
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Completion of 320 hours successful/unsuccessful
    Mid-Term Evaluation successful/unsuccessful
    Final Evaluation successful/unsuccessful
    Weekly Assignments successful/unsuccessful
    Weekly Seminars successful/unsuccessful
    TOTAL Pass/Fail

    Students will need to complete and pass all of the evaluation as laid out in accordance with the provincial competencies in Early Childhood Education in order to pass the practicum.
    Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:



    • execute the professional code of ethics in regards to the moral responsibilities to children, families, colleagues, communities and society;

    • identify each child’s individuality by:

      • generating information about each child;

      • recording, with confidence, each child’s growth, development and experiences;

      • conducting observations on each child’s growth, development and experiences; and

      • manipulating, with guidance, information about the individual child.



    • Execute program planning, implementing and evaluating by:

      • constructing and stating program goals;

      • designing programs;

      • revising environments;

      • designing curriculum presentation; and

      • developing routines and schedules.



    • Demonstrate guiding and caring for children by:

      • conducting children’s learning through play;

      • developing communication with children;

      • guiding children’s behavior; and

      • maintaining personal care for children.



    • Discriminate health issues with regard to early childhood education by:

      • outlining good personal health habits;

      • guiding nutritional needs;

      • managing illness and accidents;

      • recognizing and working towards the elimination of child abuse; and

      • recognizing and helping the child cope with stress.



    • Demonstrate professional  interpersonal relationships by:

      • constructing professional growth;

      • generating professional communication;

      • developing supportive relationships;

      • designing group membership;

      • managing conflict and problem solving skills.



    • Demonstrate professional relationships in regards to attitude and conduct by:


      • executing professional Code of Ethics;

      • initiating advocacy;

      • constructing professional development; and

      • generating communication with other professionals.



    • Complete, with confidence, interactions with families by:

      • communicating with prospective families;

      • conducting a new family interview; and

      • developing a partnership with families.



    • Analyze center operations by:

      • interpreting the functions related to governing the center;

      • developing the functions related to finances;

      • categorizing the caring for and maintenance of the center and the center’s equipment;

      • demonstrating an understanding of functions related to the program;

      • demonstrating knowledge of issues related to enrolment and personal matters;

      • demonstrating an understanding of functions related to the program;

      • outlining an understanding of community resources utilized by the center; and

      • generating professional communications.



    • Develop an awareness of culturally appropriate practice in an Aboriginal community.

    Text and Materials:
  • Ministry of Education. (1985). Competencies on early childhood education. Current Edition. Victoria, BC: Province of BC.

  • Early Childhood Education Department. (2002). Practicum manual for AECE 149. Current Edition. Merritt, BC: NVIT.

  • Feeney, Stephanie and Nancy Freeman. (1999). Ethics and the early childhood educator. Current Edition. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2011.