BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-267 - Responsive Curriculum II (Infant Toddler) - 3.00 Credits

AECL-267 - Responsive Curriculum II (Infant Toddler) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Responsive Curriculum II builds on the knowledge and skills of previous curriculum courses and expands to creating an inclusive caring and learning environment for all children from birth to three years of age. Students continue to explore building collaborative relationships with families, communities and professional team networks to support and acknowledge cultural identities, particularly in relation to Aboriginal communities and cultures. Reciprocal, responsive, respectful program planning based on observation of children and their communities is emphasized.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Prerequisites : AECE/AECL certificate or equivalent
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy. Projects in this course may include research papers, small group and partner work, directed discussion questions, debates, scenarios, webbing, pod exercises, journal writing, paraphrasing, and review of journal articles.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • summarize the historical perspectives and approaches of the foundations of respectful, responsive and reciprocal infant and toddler care with an emphasis placed on Aboriginal cultural and family perspectives;
  • explain the importance of play for infants and toddlers regardless of ability;
  • plan and implement appropriate and respectful care routines for infants and toddlers in collaboration and support of Aboriginal family and cultural traditions;
  • review strategies in building collaborative partnerships with families and networking professionals with a focus on Aboriginal communities and cultures;
  • illustrate how to create a responsive infant/toddler environment that supports the concept of “all children being capable and able in their own way” and reflective of Aboriginal family and cultural expectations ( BC ELF 2008) (A-1);
  • reflect and maintain a professional and collegial attitude for class participation and assignment work;
  • explain the importance of early intervention for infants, toddlers, and their families with respect to Aboriginal communities and cultures;
  • discuss the challenges for infant toddler early intervention in remote Aboriginal communities; and,
  • compare and contrast formal and informal infant toddler assessment tools and data collection methods with Aboriginal families’ cultures in mind.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Gonzalez-Mena, J Widmeyer, D. Infants Toddlers and Caregivers. Current edition. New York. McGraw-Hill.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.