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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Courses:

* For information on the Early Childhood Education Diploma at Georgian see the program outline here.


Adolescent & Adult Development  

HUMN 1013 – CRN 11946 – Credit Course:

This course continues the study of human development through the lifespan. Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development is studied in each stage from adolescence through to the end of life.

  • Applicable Majors: ATSW, CTYK, DSWR, ECED, ESWR
  • In Class Equivalent: HUMN1005 Adolescent and Adult Development
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: Yes
  • Course Fee

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

DEVS 2014 – CRN 10860 – Credit Course:

A comprehensive examination of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, this course will provide educational staff with the tools they need to work successfully with children diagnosed with this complex condition. Pulling content information from a team of professionals including school boards, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, and international autism authorities Dr. Peter Szatmari and Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum. A strong emphasis will be placed on communication, social skills, behavioural challenges, family, sensory and educational issues.

  • Applicable Majors: DSWR, ECED
  • In class Equivalent: DEVS2013 Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Childhood Development I

ECED 1022 – CRN 10866 – Credit Course:

Child development I provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of human development: the study of how people change over time. Part One introduces the student to the beginnings of the study of human development: research methods and designs, theories of development, the workings of heredity, and sequences of development from conception to birth. Part Two examines the development of the child during the first two years of life, the rapid and radical changes during the relatively brief period, individual differences in patterns of development, and inter-relations between the child and his/her world.

  • Applicable Major: ECED
  • Prerequisite: None
  • In-class Equivalent: ECED1012 Child Development Conception to 5 years
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: Yes
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Facilitative Techniques

DEVS 2024 – CRN 11944 – Credit Course

This course provides students with an understanding of the principles and application of facilitative techniques designed to assist persons with developmental disabilities acquire new skills. Through a variety of procedures, including precision teaching, students will be able to utilize strategies to assist, coach or teach skills to optimize independence and encourage self-advocacy. The strategies utilized are consistent with respecting and valuing people.

  • Applicable Majors: DSWR, ECED, ESWR
  • In class Equivalent: DEVS 2001 Facilitative Techniques
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: Yes (Online)
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Observing the Young Child

ECED 1023 – CRN 10867 – Credit Course:

Observing as the primary method for gathering information about young children will be the focus of the course. Students will develop skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques including descriptive narratives, time samplings, event samplings, anecdotal records frequently counts checklists, charts and mappings. Note: The observation data collected during this course will be utilized in the Child Development II course. Students must retain their agreement/permission forms from this course which will be submitted when taking the Child Development II course.

  • Applicable Major: ECED
  • Prerequisite: None
  • In-class Equivalent: ECED1019 Observation Techniques
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: No
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Supervision and Administration

ECED 2020 – CRN 10869 – Credit Course:

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the administrative procedures and the supervisory functions required to operate a child care program. Emphasis will be placed on development of technical and interpersonal skills that ensure an efficient operation.

  • Applicable Major: ECED
  • Prerequisite: None
  • In-class Equivalent: ECED2012 Admin and Performance Management
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: No
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Working with Parents

ECED 2019 – CRN 10868 – Credit Course:

This course is designed to assist students in working effectively with parents. The dual role of parents – as a resource and client will be examined. In addition the role of child care as a resource and support system to families will be identified. RATIONALE: In Working with Parents the student will learn how to communicate effectively with parents. Parent meetings will be a major focus of attention. The skills necessary to plan, implement and evaluate parent meetings will be developed. Additional methods for conveying information to parents will be identified. The other area to be addressed is supporting families who are facing difficult issues or who have concerns which need to be addressed by the staff of the centre.

  • Applicable Major: ECED
  • Recommended: Work related experience in a school setting, child care, etc
  • Prerequisite: None
  • In-class Equivalent: ECED2000 Partnerships in ECE, ECED2014 Partnerships with Families
  • Semester Start/End Date: September 9 – December 16
  • Final Exam: Yes (Online)
  • Course Fee

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