In the first part of the course, students will have opportunities to develop skills in order to observe, record and document the behaviour of young children. Students will begin to support and extend children’s interests and play through spontaneous and planned inclusive activities. Interpersonal skills with adults and children will also be developed. During the practicum, students will use his/her daily Teacher Journal and sponsor teacher suggestions to reflect on his/her own significant learning. Based on observations, students will be able to begin to interpret children’s engagements and develop responsive programming strategies.
EDUC 190 is an approved Experiential course for Cap Core requirements.
Students who receive credit for EDUC 175 and 176 cannot receive credit for EDUC 190 towards a credential in ECCE. Prior to practicum placement, students must submit the following documentation in accordance with the Child Care Regulations: a resume, three references, criminal record check, medical report and TB test.