ECED 129 provides students with an introduction to the Early Childhood Education profession. The history of early childhood education in Canada and theoretical perspectives that compare and contrast Western and Indigenous views are explored. Regulatory requirements, play-based curriculum and pedagogy, assessing quality environments and practice, diversity, programs and services, and responsibilities of the Early Childhood Educator are discussed in detail. The Early Learning Framework is embedded in the course to help students understand how it informs their practice.
Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 45 hours Prerequisites: Minimum 65% in either English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 090, or equivalent. Delivery Method: On-campus, Online Cost: $222.60 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/ECED129.pdf