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ELC 110 Perspectives on Child Growth and Development 1

Effective date: September 2017

The student will examine and explore current and emerging theories and perspectives that explain human growth and development from conception to early childhood. Students will begin to reflect on their image of children and families through multiple lenses, including an introduction to Indigenous worldviews, to broaden their thinking about children and their growth. The impact of colonization and the residential school experience is explored to support decolonization and reconciliation. Theoretical knowledge will be considered in connection to relationship building with children and families and early childhood practice.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$163.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None

ELC 113 Guiding Relationships 1

Effective Date: September 2017

Students will begin to learn the skills and dispositions needed to work in a collaborative and respectful manner with children and families. Students examine the impact of residential schools and colonization and begin to develop the skills of reconciliation. Emphasis is placed on acquiring positive, relationship-based, guidance practice with children.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$282.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 120 Introduction to Learning Environments

Effective date: September 2017

Students examine the importance of environment to children’s growth and learning and begin to explore this in the context of indigenous ways of being, knowing and learning. Students also explore the impact of residential schools and on-going colonization with a focus on the skills of reconciliation. Emphasis is placed on using pedagogical narration to understand and respond to children’s interests and needs. A variety of materials and learning experiences are explored that support early learning and respect for children and families.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$218.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Pre/Corequisites

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 130 Early Childhood Profession

Effective date: September 2017

This course examines the historical and social influences that have shaped the field of early childhood. Current legislation, social justice perspectives and personal attitudes regarding early programs are examined. Emphasis is placed on professional behaviour in accordance with the ECEBC Code of Ethics.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$163.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 143 Practicum 1

Effective Date: September 2017

Students will integrate and demonstrate the skills, knowledge, attitudes and theory at an introductory level, gained through the program. Students will develop caring and culturally appropriate relationships and practices with children, family, colleagues and community, and will begin to demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the early childhood professional.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours per week and 180 total hours of supervised field practice
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$811.21 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 150 Health and Wellness for Early Learning and Care

Effective date: September 2017

Students will explore the role of the educator in creating healthy, sustainable programs and community. The vital connection between learning, holistic health and the environment is emphasized. Cultural, social and familial expectations related to health, safety, nutrition and wellness are discussed within the context of self, the child care setting, and the community. Indigenous world views and approaches are included as well as the impact of on-going colonization and the skills of reconciliation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$163.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None

ELC 160 Community Observations

Effective Date: September 2017

Students will become familiar with and reflect upon the expectations, roles and responsibilities of the Early Learning and Care professional. Students will visit early learning and care sites and engage in a process of focused observation using a variety of narration and documentation techniques. Students become familiar with and model the expectations, roles and responsibilities of the Early Learning and Care professional.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1 seminar hour per week and, starting from the third week, 4 supervised field practice hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$395.64 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 170 Working with Family and Community

Effective Date: September 2017

Students will be introduced to understanding the changing roles of families in our current society. Students study developmental tasks of families, historical and emerging themes with an emphasis on supporting families and establishing respectful, reciprocal partnerships. Students will be introduced to Indigenous world views in order to broaden their thinking about children and their families, including the impact of residential schools and on-going colonization and skills of reconciliation. Families are viewed within a strengths-based perspective and special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills, beliefs and values required to work in partnership with diverse families.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$341.55 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 212 Guiding Relationships 2

Effective Date: September 2017

Students continue to explore positive guidance strategies with individual children and groups of children in the context of supportive relationships and respect for cultural and social diversity. Students use a variety of documentation techniques and interpret children’s behaviours/patterns to plan, implement and evaluate strategies that support children’s social interactions. Students incorporate knowledge of Indigenous practices, including the impact of residential schools, ongoing colonization and the skills of reconciliation to support Indigenous children, families and communities. Inclusive and culturally appropriate practices will be included in planning, implementation and evaluation processes to support children’s social interactions. Students examine the role of the educator in supporting children in the context of their families and communities.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$163.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 214 Leading to Build Capacity

Effective Date: September 2017

Students explore the role of the early learning and care professional in leading and influencing positive change. The emphasis is on building team and community capacity through positive relationships and practices that are respectful of individuals and of cultural diversity and knowledge. Indigenous world views, the impact of ongoing colonization and the skills of reconciliation are applied to creating positive partnerships with Indigenous communities.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$282.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 216 Perspectives on Child Growth and Development 2

Effective Date: September 2017

Students will examine theories and perspectives that explain human growth and development from early childhood to adolescence. Emphasis is placed on using critical thinking skills in examining the different approaches to understanding children’s behavior, thinking and growth. Students will continue to explore Indigenous knowledge, including the impact of residential schools and on-going colonization to expand their understanding of differing approaches and understanding of growth and development. Socio-cultural theories are looked at to understand the influences of family and community.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$282.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 220 Inclusive Child Care

Effective date: January 2019

Students will critically examine all aspects of creating an inclusive, caring and learning environment for children with diverse abilities. Students explore working collaboratively with diverse families and interdisciplinary teams. Indigenous and culturally diverse approaches, including the impact of residential schools, on-going colonization and the skills of reconciliation. are explored. Advanced skills in observation and program planning using a strengths-based perspective are emphasized.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$163.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 221 Designing Dynamic Environments

Effective Date: September 2017

Students deeply examine the importance of environments that are inclusive and responsive to diverse children, families and community. Students will practice planning learning environments for the individual child and for groups of children with emphasis on indigenous connection to the land, the impact of on-going colonization and the skills of reconciliation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$376.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

Effective Date: September 2017

Students deeply examine the importance of environments that are inclusive and responsive to diverse children, families and community. Students will practice planning learning environments for the individual child and for groups of children with emphasis on indigenous connection to the land, the impact of on-going colonization and the skills of reconciliation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$376.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 230 Infant and Toddler Care

Effective date: January 2019

Students will apply the principles of responsive and respectful relationship-based care to nurturing children and their families by planning rich environments, developing program plans based on children's growing interests and abilities and establishing sensitive routines. Students use a critical lens to demonstrate their understanding of young children’s emerging, multiple identities. Students apply their understanding of indigenous approaches and cultural respect and sensitivity, the impact of residential schools, on-going colonization and the skills of reconciliation through appreciation of the growing identity of young families.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$163.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 231 Early Childhood Profession 2

Effective Date: January 2019

This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in ELC 130, with an emphasis on ethical and reflective professional practice, program evaluation and accountability. Students will focus on strategies to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships within the staff team and broader professional community. Administrative skills of recruitment, staff supervision and evaluation are explored. Diverse program models are examined and presented and lifelong professional development is emphasized to continually enhance quality of current knowledge and skills.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$341.55 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 240 Practicum 2

Effective Date: September 2017

Students will consolidate the skills, knowledge, attitudes and theory gained through the early learning and care program. Students will demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of a professional early childhood educator, using knowledge of ethical and professional expectations to inform their practice. Students will respond to the needs of children through the planning of rich, culturally appropriate and responsive learning experiences developed in collaboration with the child, the family and early childhood educators.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
1.5 lecture hours per week and 159.5 total hours of supervised field practice
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$703.95 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 241 Infant/Toddler Education Practicum

Infant/Toddler Practice

Effective Date: January 2019

Students will consolidate theory and practice and demonstrate early childhood practice with children under age three and their families in this specialty practicum. Students will use critical thinking skills in the ongoing, dynamic creation of nurturing and culturally appropriate early learning and care environments. This practicum provides students with eligibility to apply for an Infant Toddler Educator (ITE) credential.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours per week and 198 total hours of supervised field practice
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$900.90 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

ELC 242 Special Needs Education Practicum

Inclusive Practice

Effective Date: January 2019

Students consolidate theory and practice and demonstrate inclusive early childhood practices with children with diverse abilities and their families in this specialty practicum. Students will use critical thinking skills in the ongoing, dynamic creation of inclusive early learning and care environments. This practicum allows students to be eligible to apply for their credential as a Special Needs Educator (SNE).

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours per week and 198 total hours of supervised field practice
Related programs
Early Learning & Care
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Early Learning and Care.

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