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Early Learning and Care

Year 1

Getting started

In your first year, you will focus on foundational theory and participate in one practicum placements. You will receive the skills and knowledge to guide children's behaviour and their environment, while supporting and developing good communication skills.

Year 1

Academic Term 1

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 17.5
ELC 111 Supportive Relationships 1 1.5
ELC 120 Responsive Environments 1 4
ELC 130 Early Childhood Profession 3
ELC 150*** Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
ENGL 151** Academic Writing Strategies 3
PSYC 154* Interpersonal Skills 3

*You are strongly encouraged to complete ENGL 151, and PSYC 154 prior to starting in the program to ease the course load.
** You may use ENGL 150 in lieu of ENGL 151 toward program completion.
***Online section of ELC 150 often available in fall semester; online section open to all students.

Academic Term 2

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 15.5
ELC 110* Developmental Perspectives 1 3
ELC 112 Supportive Relationships 2 1.5
ELC 121 Responsive Environments 2 4
ELC 143 Practicum 1 4
ELC 170** Collaborations with Family and Community 3

*Online section of ELC 110 is often available in winter semester; online section open to all students.

**Students may use CFCS 160 (taken prior to Jan 1, 2015) in lieu of ELC 170 toward program completion until 2018 (per Camosun College Standards for Awarding Credentials).

Effective September 1, 2017.

Year 1

Academic Term 1

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 17
ELC 110 Child Growth and Development 1 3
ELC 130 Early Childhood Profession 3
ELC 150 Health and Wellness for ELC 3
ELC 160 Community Observations 2
ELC 170* Working with Family and Community 3
ENGL 151** Academic Writing Strategies 3

* Students may use CFCS 160 (taken prior to Jan 1, 2015) in lieu of ELC 170 toward program completion until 2018 (per Camosun College Standards for Awarding Credentials).
** Students may use ENGL 150 in lieu of ENGL 151 toward program completion.

Academic Term 2

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 16
ELC 113 Guiding Relationships 1 3
ELC 120 Introduction to Learning Environments 3
ELC 143 Practicum 1 4
IST 120 Introduction to Indigenous Peoples 3
PSYC 154 Interpersonal Skills 3
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