BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-290 - Practicum III Infant & Toddler - 6.00 Credits

AECL-290 - Practicum III Infant & Toddler - 6.00 Credits

Course Details
Practicum III provides learners with experience in applying theory to practice in relation to working with infants and toddlers. Learners take on the role of the Early Childhood Educator in meeting all the needs of the infants and toddlers in their care. This course includes 200 hours in a practicum setting plus ten hours of practicum seminar where learners will focus on working with families in infant and toddler settings.
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  • Prerequisites : AECE/AECL certificate or equivalent
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 210
    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:

    After working in the field, completing the assigned readings, carrying out the required activities, and participating in seminars, the learner will exhibit the following competencies and skills at the advanced level and reflecting of both Aboriginal and mainstream culture:

  • design, implement, and evaluate responsive respectful and reciprocal programs for infants and toddlers and their families which promote holistic development, reflect diversity, and inclusion;
  • use the practicum as learning experience by taking initiative and using the sponsor teacher and centre as a resource;
  • respond to children, families and the centre's needs;
  • demonstrate professionalism when interacting with families, sponsor teachers, educators, and other professional and visitors to the centre;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the historical and present trends in infant and toddler education as it connects to Aboriginal families and communities;
  • apply respectful, responsive, and reciprocal interactions during play and routine caregiving that support both the children and families;
  • demonstrate competency in the area of administration of infant/toddler programs
  • a) developing and implementation policies and procedure for ages;
    b) supporting to an effective team to ensure the delivery of quality child care services;
    c) execute good practice and current government child care related policies, programs and procedures;
    d) assume a role in the monitoring and evaluating all aspects of service to maximize effectiveness;
  • identify and respond respectfully to diversity within the environment including but not limited to children, families, cultures, traditions and expectations;
  • evaluate personal and professional growth, competencies, attitude, and professionalism, and to set goals for further professional growth; and,
  • demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECEBC Code of Ethics.
  • Text and Materials:
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: 200 hours of Practicum and 10 hours of Seminar.

    Education Council approved October 31, 2012.