BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-295 - Practicum IV Diverse Abilities - 6.00 Credits

AECL-295 - Practicum IV Diverse Abilities - 6.00 Credits

Course Details
Practicum IV provides learners with experience in applying theory to practice in relation to supporting all children to be capable and competent in their own ways. Learners take on the role of the Early Childhood Educator in meeting all the needs of the children 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 inclusive child care settings.
Part of the:
  • 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:

  • demonstrate competency in observing, planning, and implementing respectful responsive reciprocal experiences supporting children to be competent and capable in their own ways by:

  • - designing environments that meet the development and educational needs of exceptional children and their families;- complying protection responsibilities as outlined in legislation, regulations, protocols and court orders;
    - designing an environment that complies with licensing requirements;
    - developing and maintaining policies that ensure the health and safety of exceptional children and their families; and,
    - promote positive development for children and families of the community;
  • design, implement, and evaluate responsive respectful and reciprocal programs for children and families which promote holistic development, reflect diversity, and inclusion by:
  • - developing an emotionally safe and nurturing climate;
    - developing a genuine and trusting relationships with children and others;
    - developing a program that reflects and respects diversity;
    - providing supports that are required for successful inclusion of all children; and,
    - guiding families about exceptional children about growth and development;
  • use the practicum as a learning experience by taking initiative and using the sponsor teacher and centre as a resource;
  • work with families to ensure all children are cared for in a way that supports their individual cultural needs and sense of belonging by:
  • - demonstrating a knowledge of, and executing respect for cultural, socio-economic and family diversity in all aspects of care;
    - providing information about child care and other related resources and referral services to families; and,
    - promoting family involvement in policy and programming decisions;
  • demonstrate professionalism when interacting with parents, sponsor teachers, educators, and other professional and visitors to the centre;
  • demonstrate competency in the area of administration of ECE programs by:
  • - developing and implementing policies and procedures for ages;
    - supporting to an effective team to ensure the delivery of quality child care services;
    - execute good practice and current government child care related policies, programs and procedures; and,
    - assuming a role in the monitoring and evaluating all aspects of service to maximize effectiveness;
    - reflect on personal and professional growth, competencies, attitude, and professionalism, and goal setting for further professional growth by:
    - developing personal and professional development programs; and,
    - categorizing changes in social policy;
  • cooperate and coordinate efforts with other community services by:
  • - analyzing information;
    - generating working relationships with other professionals and service providers involved with children families; and,
    - supporting the development of coordinated community, family and individual service plans;
  • advocate for a high quality, accessible and comprehensive child care system; 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.