ELCC 182: ENGLISH WRITING/WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Students are introduced to the fundamental elements of writing, essay writing and business writing for success in post-secondary and Early Childhood Education environments. Fundamental English writing concepts are taught at a secondary level.
ELCC 114: Health, Safety and Nutrition
Students will examine the basics of proper health practices, fundamentals of good nutrition, and the identification of safety and health components required in a centre for young children. Professional roles, responsibilities and ethics are explored. Issues in and identification of “quality” within a variety of ELCC settings are reviewed to support Early Learning and Child Care professionals to establish and maintain high quality child care programs.
ELCC 112: Child Development I
This course focuses on the study of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception to age five. Major theorists and their contributions to our understanding of child development are introduced, along with some common methods of study and research. Students are expected to develop skill in the careful and accurate observation of children, and in the application of the theory of child development.
ELCC 166: CHILD GUIDANCE
This course concentrates on understanding and supporting children, empowering and influencing their development as self-assured, responsible, productive and happy individuals. The development of preventative and intervention strategies will enable both children and adults to set, manage and meet appropriate behaviour expectations for healthy development.
ELCC 140: INTRODUCTION TO PLAY
Students will examine the nature, development, and value of play in the lives of children. Various definitions and theories of play will be discussed. Creating play environments that meet the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children will be a major focus. Students will prepare, implement and evaluate play experiences. The role of adults as facilitators of play will be emphasized.
ELCC 194: PRACTICUM/INTEGRATION SEMINAR I
This course is the first of two practicum experiences offered in the ELCC certificate program at MCG Careers. Practicum provides the student with experience working alongside trained personnel to learn to work effectively with young children. Observation is a key component of the practicum experience. Materials and assignments focus on supporting students to reflect on and think critically about how the needs of the children are being met. The course includes seminar sessions one on one with your instructor and/or in small groups with other students in practicum. Students are placed in licensed childcare settings or elementary schools. Employment with the practicum placement is acceptable
Prerequisite: Completion of 9 Credits
ELCC 141: LITERACY & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
The nature, development and value of literature in Early Learning and Child Care programs is examined. Literacy development through play based methodology is stressed. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in presenting and creating curriculum and materials that support literacy development in children.
ELCC 168: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
This course examines the theory and research pertaining to the field of interpersonal communications. It will also encourage the development of interpersonal skills, (the practical skills for personal, social and professional success).
ELCC 145: LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
The development of science/nature, mathematics and social studies concepts within the framework of integrated learning is presented. Curriculum design, short term and long term planning based on children’s interests and choices will be developed, carried out and evaluated.
ELCC 146: Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care
Professional roles, responsibilities and ethics are explored. Issues in and identification of “quality” within a variety of ELCC settings are reviewed to support Early Learning and Child Care professionals to establish and maintain high quality childcare programs.
ELCC 196: PRACTICUM/INTEGRATION SEMINAR II
This, the second of two practicum experiences offered in the ELCC program at MCG Careers extends and builds on objectives from ELCC 194: Practicum/ Integration Seminar I. This practicum provides the students with the opportunity to become involved in planning and carrying out experiences with children in small and large group settings. Working alongside trained personnel the student becomes a full member of the team, sharing observations, ideas, and insights. Materials and assignments focus on supporting students to reflect on and think critically about the programing and their role in ensuring the needs of the children are being met. The course includes seminar sessions one on one with your instructor and/or in small groups with other students in practicum. Students are placed in licensed childcare settings or elementary schools. Employment with the practicum placement is acceptable.
Prerequisite: Completion of 20 credits in MCG Careers ELCC Certificate program including ELCC 123: Learning through Play, and ELCC 194: Practicum/Integration Seminar I
ELCC 113: CHILD DEVELOPMENT II
This course begins with a review of typical physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children ages five through twelve years. Investigation of the education and care of children with special needs from birth through school age is a major focus of this course. An overview of types of developmental differences, exploration of the concepts of inclusion, and planning for inclusive early childhood programs provides information supporting an inclusive approach to working with children who have exceptionalities.
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