Part-time Courses - Early Childhood Education
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|OLRN8320||Adapting and Modifying Curriculum Practices
Description: Students will be introduced to Family Service Plans as the consultation platform that integrates perspectives from families, early learning educators, health professionals and community service providers in order to adapt and modify curriculum practices. They will examine early learning environments and create a plan that recommends strategies, adaptations and modifications that promote the benefits of inclusive learning and development of children living with special needs, and evaluates these recommendations. In addition, students will develop a proposal of how they plan to communicate this information to the full Family Service team. This course highlights the importance of working in consultation with the whole team in order to support children.
|ECE8240||Empowering Families Through Strength-Based Approaches
Description: This course emphasizes the reciprocal partnership between the families of children living with diverse abilities and the service team within the community. Students will examine the structural, cultural, and developmental diversities of families in order to empower them as the primary support for their children's learning and development. Working in collaboration with the family and the service team, students will demonstrate strategies that engage in family-centered and strength-based decision making regarding the learning and development of the child. In addition, the students will research community resources and learn to make referrals and advise families.
|OLRN8340||Evidence Informed Decision Making
Description: This course examines how research, current legislation and regulations, and ethical and professional standards impact evidence informed practices of resource consultants. Students will compare and contrast a variety of observation and screening tools, family engagement models and learning strategies in order to understand their impact and advise families and early learning educators. They will reflect on professional knowledge and develop a plan for further learning related to early childhood pedagogy and inclusive practices.
|OLRN8330||Supporting Atypical Development
Description: This course introduces students to early learning pedagogy and play-based strategies as the cornerstones of supporting living with diverse abilities. Through a lens of curriculum principles that guide inclusive early learning programs, students will examine and analyze developmental characteristics of children living with diverse abilities, in order to recommend program adaptations and modifications that build on children's strengths. In addition, students will utilize observation skills and screening tools in order to recommend centre policies and practices that promote meaningful and maximum early learning program participation of children with diverse abilities.
|ECE8230||Working with Others Through Professional Engagement
Description: This course will require you to find a program or organization to work alongside with to complete a few of your assignments. Through a range of interactive, community-based learning opportunities, this course will examine methodologies and strategies to engage others in the consultation process to support families, early learning educators, and other community professionals. Students will apply adult learning principles to plan, deliver and evaluate educational opportunities for families, early learning educators and community professionals in supporting the healthy development of children living with diverse abilities. In addition, students will identify and critique organizational practices and create a consultation plan to engage stakeholders in the development of a shared philosophy of inclusion.
Contacts for Early Childhood Education.