This course explores the arts as a medium to encourage communication, cooperation, celebration and a sense of belonging in children and families in a childcare community. Group art and music projects, community-based arts projects and storytelling techniques are explored in depth as community building tools. Using the arts as a vehicle to embrace and reflect cultural diversity in the classroom is a touchpoint throughout the course.
This course builds on the course content and experiences from EARL 6, deepening the student's personal relationship to the arts and the ability to plan longer terms, arts-base experiences for children. Connecting with parents and community building through the arts are also explored.
This course builds on the writing, editing, analytical, and research activities previously introduced and emphasizes professional correspondence related to the early childhood education field. Students continue to apply and further develop communication skills focusing on the language, format, and presentation of a variety of professional materials including memoranda, letters, and reports and other routine correspondence related to the role of an early childhood educator. This course also includes a career segment that focuses on the development of a targeted resume, cover letter, and interview skills. The principles of effective speaking are discussed with a view to applying these skills in professional ECE contexts. TEXTBOOK REQUIRED
In this course, students examine how social policy, funding, and regulation impact on the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality child care in Canada with a strong focus on Ontario. Students examine and discuss regulated, centre-based child care programs, the role of family home day care, family support programs and other early learning programs in Canada with the emphasis on Ontario. Students explore early childhood public policy including the role of all levels of Canadian government in the delivery of child care, how early learning programs are managed and evaluated. Special attention is paid to the role of the early childhood educator in providing, promoting and advocating for quality early childhood education.TEXTBOOK REQUIRED
This course continues, and builds upon, the practicum component initiated in CASE 2b. At the end of this teaching practice students will be progressing towards reliably demonstrate the ability to observe, plan for, facilitate, evaluate and document children’s learning; guide children’s behaviour using appropriate strategies; interact with children, staff and families; and participate in all aspects of the program as an entry level early childhood educator. PLAR not applicable
Prior to registering for this course you must have successfully completed:
In this course, students continue to build upon the practicum component previously completed in CASE 12a. At the end of this teaching practice, students can reliably demonstrate the ability to observe, plan for, facilitate, evaluate and document children’s learning; guide children’s behaviour using appropriate strategies; interact with children, staff and families; and participate in all aspects of the program as an entry level early childhood educator. In the seminar/in-class component of this course, students discuss, analyze, and document their teaching practice experience. Topics of discussion include observations; planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting the children’s learning; guidance, observation and assessment of behaviour; health, safety and nutrition; interacting with staff and families; and, professionalism in the field. Students develop an ongoing professional development plan as they enter into the field. Students articulate a personal philosophy, taking into account their learning from teaching practice, theoretical courses in the program, and the College of Early Childhood Educators Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Previously, Teaching Practice III was split into three courses: CASE 12a, CASE 12b and co-requisite seminar CASE 13. As of Fall 2021 these courses have been consolidated into just two courses: CASE 12a and CASE 12b, which will both include placement and seminar components. PLAR not applicable