Course Descriptions

Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education

ECED: Early Childhood Education

ECED 421 (3) Supporting Young Children through Home, School, and Community Relationships
Examine the issues and opportunities around supporting young children through the development of effective cooperation between home, school, and community. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
ECED 438 (3) Observation and Documentation in Early Childhood Settings
Methods of observing, recording, and interpreting children's behaviour in early childhood settings and in using data for educational guidance following developmentally appropriate practices. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
ECED 440 (3) Play and Early Childhood Education
Examines the key issues, practices, philosophies, and research findings that explore childhood play as it is integrated into formal learning. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
ECED 441 (3) Indigenous Language Nests in Early Learning
Examines research in education, linguistics, anthropology, and cognitive psychology that pertains to children entering school with particular attention to Indigenous children's language realities. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
ECED 444 (3) Early Numeracy
Early learners need mathematical activities that nurture numeracy through children's literature, songs, poetry, play, and games. Influences of the family and the environment will be explored. Research and practice will be explored to identify best practices for early numeracy. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
ECED 445 (3) Social Equality and Early Learning
Examines socio-economic and community factors in early child development and learning that influence healthy child development. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
ECED 463 (3) Early Language and Literacy Development
The influences of language, emergent literacy, and growth are examined. How reading and writing develop as integrated processes within oral language acquisition is also explored. Credit will be granted for only one of ECED 463 or LLED 463. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: LLED 463.
ECED 480 (3/6) d Special Topics in Early Childhood Education
A study of innovative practices, ideas, and theories in early childhood education. The specific topics may change yearly to reflect changing priorities and interests in early childhood education and the specific interests and competencies of visiting and regular faculty. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]

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