Philosophy of Early Childhood and Education In this course, students will study the foundations of early childhood care

and education. They will explore the historical perspective of the field as well as the theorists and philosophers who have contributed to our understanding of growth and development of young children. Hours: ! Course Code: ECCE"#$$$ Child %rowth and &evelopment ':' Conception to ' years (ey areas of study including biological and environmental factors influencing growth and development will be examined in this course. Current research on brain development as well as milestones in all developmental areas will also be explored. Emphasis is placed on the importance of nurturing and touch in this stage of development as students explore how caring for an infant)s physical needs impacts on his*her development. In addition, students will practice observing and recording behaviour and development. Hours:+$ Course Code:ECCE"#$$! Interpersonal Communication In this course, students will study verbal and non"verbal communications with a focus on the wor, of &r. -illiam %lasser including Choice Theory as they attempt to understand themselves and others. .tudents will have the opportunity to explore behaviour, motivation, responsibility and accountability. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"#$#$ Child %rowth and &evelopment ':' to + years. In this course, students will explore the environmental factors and their effects on a child)s development from ages ' to + years. .tudents will explore the milestones in all developmental areas as well as the theorists who have contributed to our understanding of these areas. /ocus will be placed on language, motor development, children)s sexuality, and nutrition. .tudents practice observing, recording and analy0ing behaviour and development. Hours:+$ Course Code:ECCE"#$#! Child %uidance #: The People, The Place and The Practice. The concepts of guidance and discipline are presented within the framewor, of child growth and development, developmentally appropriate practice, and constructivist education. &irect and indirect guidance strategies are explored, so that learners can support children)s development on the 1ourney towards self"discipline. The methods of discipline, guidance, and punishment are compared. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"#$'$ &evelopmentally 2ppropriate Practice. This course considers teaching and learning methodologies and how they relate to developmentally

appropriate practice. .tudents will identify the principles of developmentally appropriate practice through an exploration of the 3people3, the 3place3, and the 3practice3. Hours:+$ Course Code:ECCE"#$'! Play and the 4eaning Environment. In this course, students will explore various components of play, investigate their role as a facilitator of play, and consider the connection between play and the learning environment. .tudents will experience the challenge of creating an environment that will encourage optimal learning for children. Hours:+$ Course Code:ECCE"#$5$ Principles of Inclusion. Through this course, students will explore the social attitudes, historical practices, and the emergence of inclusion. They will deepen their personal philosophy of early childhood care and education and be introduced to diversity and trends in inclusive education. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"#$5+ Program Planning. In this course, students learn to plan and implement programs for young children. They are expected to formulate outcomes based on observations and children)s interests. .tudents will experience multi"level instruction strategies that will encourage each child)s potential. The challenge of meeting the individual needs of children within a group setting is also examined. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"#$ $ 6n"the"7on Training # The 6n"the"7ob Training # experience allows students to actively participate in the daily activities of an early learning centre so that students can begin to build positive relationships with children. .tudents will have the opportunity to observe all the daily routines, and the children)s involvement in them. 6bservation helps students ac8uire a better understanding of child growth and development. In addition, students will use observations and interactions to begin identifying children# +s s,ills and interests. This first placement is critical for students as it helps to establish personal confirmation regarding a career in the child care and education field. Hours:+$ Course Code:ECCE"#$ 9 6n"the"7ob Training '. The 6n"the"7ob Training ' experience is designed to support students in their effort to gain confidence, integrate their learning, and demonstrate their ac8uired s,ills in the early childhood field. .tudents will have the opportunity to practice and apply learning ac8uired in their course wor, in a real"wor, setting. Hours:':$ Course Code:ECCE"#$!!

Child %rowth and &evelopment 5:+ to #' years. In this course, students concentrate on the growth and development of children from + to #' years. They will study the developmental milestones and the theories contributing to the understanding of children of this age. Particular concentration on literacy, cognitive advances and social*emotional development. Hours:+$ Course Code:ECCE"'$$$ ;nderstanding the <ole of Curriculum. .tudents will examine the relationships between theories and methods of learning in this course where a variety of curriculum areas are explored and discussed. .tudents will also develop an understanding of integrated and emergent curriculum, with a concentrated focus on The Pro1ect 2pproach. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"'$$! /amily .tudies. In this course, students will examine the process and outcomes of sociali0ation and develop a broader sensitivity to uni8ue family needs. (ey areas of study include parenting styles and how to build relationships with families. In addition, students will learn about effective communication with other professionals and agencies concerned with children and families. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"'$#$ Child %uidance ': .trategies for %uiding Children)s =ehaviour. Emphasis is placed on intervention and assisting children in gaining the social and emotional s,ills necessary to control their behaviour and ma,e more appropriate, socially acceptable choices. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"'$#! >eeting the .pecial ?eeds of Children. In this course, students will explore the development of children with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on discovering how to support children and their families within a community setting. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"'$'$ Intrapersonal Communications. .tudents will examine the process of self awareness and personal wellness. Individual beliefs and values will also be explored. The aim of this course is to develop the practice of self"reflection, and recognition of personal limitation and strengths. Hours:5$ Course Code:ECCE"'$'+

Ethics and Professional Practice .tudents examine ethical behaviour and professional practice in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education. .tudents will also develop an awareness of the provincial and national codes of ethics, as well as the national occupational standards. These topics are explored in relation to the students@ future professional employment. Hours: ! Course Code:ECCE"'$5$ 2dministration in Early Childhood Care and Education. .tudents will become familiar with existing provincial legislation, regulations and guidelines under the Child Care /acilities 2ct and examine the 6ccupational .tandards for Child Care 2dministrators. 2 ,ey area of study includes budgeting for various aspects of the program. Hours:5$ Course Code:ECCE"'$5! 6n"the"7ob Training 5. The 6n"the"7ob Training 5 experience is designed to support students in their effort to demonstrate their ability to meet the expectations of the field. .tudents will have the opportunity to practice and fine"tune s,ills, and apply ac8uired learning from their course wor, in a real"wor, setting. 2t the completion of 6n"the"7ob Training 5, students are ready to enter their final placement, in which they can showcase their ability to ta,e responsibility for an extended part of the day. Hours:5'$ Course Code:ECCE"'$ 9 6n"the"7ob Training . The 6n"the"7ob Training experience is designed to affirm the student)s ability to meet the challenges of the early learning field. .tudents will have the opportunity to demonstrate their professional s,ills, attitudes, and abilities to wor, both independently and as part of a team. ;pon successful completion of this 67T, students are ready to see, employment in the field as entry level Early Childhood Educators. Hours:5'$ Course Code:ECCE"'$+$ PEI 6ccupational Aealth and .afety. 2n overview of the 6ccupational Aealth and .afety 2ct of Prince Edward Island. .tudents examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the 1ob and the responsibilities of employees and employers. Hours:$ Course Code:.2/E"#$$!