Early Childhood Care and Education - Inclusive Practice Advanced Certificate
The courses in this program meet the educational requirements of the BC ECE Registry Special Needs Educator Certification.
These courses may be used as credits towards the Human Services Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate professionalism in practice consistent with the code of ethics and standards of practice of their respective disciplines
- Use effective interpersonal skills, including active listening, collaboration, self-awareness and conflict resolution within multi-faceted roles and contexts
- Understand and respect cultural differences and multiple ways of knowing
- Practice from an ethic of inclusivity
- Establish and maintain wellness strategies to assure work/life balance both personally and professionally
- Engage in critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice
- Completion of an Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate from an approved BC institution
- BC high school graduation or equivalent
- English 12 or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% or better or a minimum LPI score of level 4
In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a minimum of 60% or better in all semester courses.
ECCE287 - Inclusive Practices
ECCE 287 Inclusive Practices, learners will study characteristics of exceptionalities in young children and their behavioural implication within inclusive environments. Understanding of the developmental and learning implications of developmental delays and of specific disabilities and health related issues will be the basis for learning specialized techniques and strategies that facilitate development and learning. Communication abilities of the child and ways of enhancing communication will be studied.
HSER267 - Leadership in Human Services
HSER 267 Leadership in Human Services provides a basic introduction to leadership concepts. Students self-reflect as they explore the concepts of emotional intelligence, leadership style, and the qualities and attributes of an effective leader. Students create a plan for developing personal leadership skills and have opportunities to improve their leadership performance in managing conflict, overcoming obstacles, and establishing a constructive climate.
ECCE289 - Responsive Inclusive Environments
ECCE 289 Responsive Inclusive Environments. In this course, students will have an opportunity to learn about ways of understanding and working with infants, toddlers and young children who have extra support needs within a variety of early childhood settings. An inclusive approach with a foundation in knowledge of child development theory will be presented with an emphasis on individual planning, facilitating inclusionary practise and working collaboratively with families, professionals and community services.
ECCE292 - Inclusive Practice Practicum
ECCE 292 Inclusive Practice Practicum is designed to provide the student, under supervision, with opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills in working with children with extra support needs in group settings. The student will complete the practicum in an inclusive child care program which serves children with diverse abilities and needs. Focus will be upon practical application of specialty skills in planning, implementing and evaluating daily programs, as well as demonstrating team building skills and facilitating inter and transdisciplinary cooperation.
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