BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-166 - Engaging Programs II - 3.00 Credits

AECL-166 - Engaging Programs II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Program Planning II provides learners with experience in evaluating and designing Early Childhood Education programs to support the wellbeing and inclusion of young children. Emphasis is placed on observation-based planning. Learners explore ways to create a supportive learning environment from both a mainstream and Aboriginal perspective.
Part of the:
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Assess indoor and outdoor environments for quality in ECE programs and define the "spaces" of an ECE classroom.

  • Design a program routine including extended periods of play. (i.e. free play, group times, meals, naps) that supports various Aboriginal and mainstream cultures.

  • Identify opportunities to improve programming based on self-reflection, current research, and emerging trends that reflect good practice.

  • Propose positive guidance strategies that could be used in program development.

  • Predict ways program development will affect the health and safety standards of an ECE program.

  • Define observation-based curriculum planning and explain how to apply it to program planning, use it to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes, and make necessary modifications.

  • From an Aboriginal perspective, describe how to create a supportive learning environment.

  • Evaluate program planning to ensure it meets a centre's philosophy and policies.

  • Discuss the importance of sharing program planning, evaluation, and implementation amongst all staff members in a child care facility.

  • Contribute to inter-agency and community development activities.

  • Explore the development of service philosophies, policies, and procedures that are inclusive.

  • Describe ways to create an environment that is safe, accessible, and welcoming for each child and family.

  • Discuss children's rights to provision of high quality inclusive services that honour diversity.

  • Describe ways to participate in the development and implementation of organizational planning.

  • Ensure that programming is informed by knowledge of each child's unique needs, stage of development, and learning style.

  • Discuss the appropriate use of colour, lighting, noise control, and visual stimulation.

  • Discuss ways to monitor, adapt, and evaluate all aspects of service in an ECE program to maximize program effectiveness.

  • Discuss the importance of seeking family input when reviewing programming.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Gestwicki, Carol. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education. Current Edition. Clifton Park. Thompson Delmar Learning.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.