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Foundations in ECCE (ECCE 1301)

This course provides an overview and introduction to the theories and practices of early childhood care and education profession. Key themes include:
  • types and terminology of child care services
  • the structure and organization of child care in BC
  • historical figures and their contributions to the profession
  • current research, trends and issues; the sociology of Canadian families
  • the role of the early childhood educator and an orientation to philosophy
  • goals and objectives of quality early childhood programs.
  • included in this course is Integrated Program Planning I which provides students an opportunity for to be “Active Observers” in a childcare centre.
This course also introduces three frameworks that are fundamental to ensuring an integrated approach to planning programs for young children.




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