EARWF-DP Early Childhood Education Workplace

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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COMM-1158Interpersonal Communication
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This course explores the complex styles of communication within various forms of relationships including discussion of self-image, perceptual differences, emotions and the impact of language. The course also addresses nonverbal communication and explores a variety of dynamics within relationships including effective listening, appropriate self-disclosure, defensiveness, assertiveness and managing conflict. Interpersonal communication with respect to cross-cultural, Indigenous and diverse perspectives are examined.

ECED-1005Introduction to the Science of Early Child Development
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In this online course, you will explore information from the resource The Science of Early Child Development – Introductory Edition. You will use readings, videos, links, interactive games and online discussions to gain basic knowledge of child development and links to practice. The course is delivered online over 9 weeks, with you doing the work where and when you like. There are weekly requirements but no scheduled classes.

This course is for you if you:

  • Want or need to take an introductory 40 hour training course. For example, Child Care Assistants in Manitoba.
  • Are comfortable with and enjoy working at a computer (e.g., using email and the internet).
  • Have access to a computer with an internet connection at least 5 hours/week.
  • Have basic keyboarding skills and fluency in English.

The textbook for this course is an online resource and you will be notified by email regarding access instructions.

ECED-1023Academic Communication & DocumentationRPL
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This course begins by explaining the importance of observation and documentation as essential tools to inform and guide early childhood practice. Students will conduct relevant and meaningful observations that document children’s learning. The course further explores written communication skills such as report writing. Finally the course examines the process of research, proper referencing methods, and literature review techniques.

ECED-1025Diversity and Inclusion
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This course provides an overview of the meaning and practice of diversity and inclusion in Early Childhood environments. This course begins with a discussion of inclusion in contemporary and historical perspectives, and considers the challenges and barriers to inclusiveness. The course continues with an exploration of the cultural dimensions of Canadian families in general and the importance of recognizing, respecting and reinforcing the culture of each child and family within the ECE setting. The course concludes with an examination of practice and inclusion in light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled and a discussion of the ethical obligations of the ECE.

ECED-1027Guiding 1
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This course begins with an examination of why and how to interact and communicate with children in a nurturing and respectful manner. The course continues with the discussion and application of positive guidance techniques and communication strategies that foster children's independence and self-regulation.

ECED-1029Health and Well-being
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Early Childhood Educators must be able to identify the physical, medical and health needs of children and know how to manage them. The Early Childhood Educator's role in health promotion includes ensuring nutritional needs are met and fostering healthy eating habits. Early Childhood Educators also have the responsibility to ensure that children in their care are safe. The promotion of children's safety means preventing injuries and identifying strategies to provide a safe yet challenging environment, as well as being prepared for emergencies.

ECED-1032Play, Environments and Curriculum 1
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This course upholds the "Power of Play" by examining the value and characteristics of play, identifying curriculum areas and describing play materials, equipment and supplies in early childhood environments. The course also begins the student's exploration of emergent curriculum by examining connections between observed children's behaviours and their underlying interests and play schemes.

ECED-1035Child Development 1
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Human development is an ongoing process from conception to death. This course describes the nature of development, theories of development and the development continuum. The course continues with prenatal development as well as infant/toddler and preschool stages of development. This course considers the three main domains of growth at each stage as well as factors that may influence development.

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ECED-1040Explore the Early Childhood Profession
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This course examines topics that underpin the field of Early Childhood Education, including quality care, professionalism, ethics, and the evolution of the field.

ECED-2014Partnerships in Early Childhood Education
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Early Childhood Educators must be able to develop collaborative partnerships in many aspects of their work with families, other professionals, and social agencies. Recognition that a child's primary relationship is with the family, and developing an increasing awareness of families in today's society is essential. Utilizing effective communication is vital to developing relationships. Knowledge of community resources is important for Early Childhood Educators in their role supporting children, families and caregivers.

ECED-2027Guiding 2
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This course establishes the need to guide children in a way that promotes their confidence and positive social and emotional growth. Developing guiding strategies that encourage emotional expression and prosocial behaviours and providing opportunities for children to experience success and develop positive feelings about themselves will be an emphasis.

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ECED-2032Play, Environments and Curriculum 2
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This course promotes the "Power of Planning" for play, environments and curriculum. This is achieved by examining theories of play, discussing environments that support children's play and learning, preparing planned experiences for children, and studying block play and the curriculum areas of drama and movement. The course continues the exploration and examination of the core concepts and processes of emergent programming.

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ECED-2035Child Development 2
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This course describes development of children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. An introduction to issues affecting development and processes that are characteristic of the school age years are identified. Unique strategies and practices to support and care for school aged children in group situations are discerned and analyzed.

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ECED-3017Professional Behaviour in Early Childhood Education
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This course covers the concept of professionalism and the Early Childhood Educator's role as a professional. It includes professional communication skills such as researching, writing, and formatting essays. The course also examines job seeking skills and career options for Early Childhood Educators.

ECED-3019Mentorship, Advocacy and Community Building
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This course provides students with knowledge and skills to help them grow as members of the Early Childhood Education and wider community. It explores the concepts of mentorship, advocacy and community building and the role of the Early Childhood Educator in each. It also examines social issues affecting community such as oppression. The latter part of the course will allow students to plan and implement a project in a related area of their interest.

ECED-3027Guiding 3
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Early Childhood Educators focus on providing guidance to encourage and support positive behaviour. When challenging behaviour does occur, the Early Childhood Educator needs to consider the factors that may contribute, be knowledgeable with regard to appropriate strategies and consider children's specific needs.

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ECED-3032Play, Environments and Curriculum 3
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This course illustrates the "Power of Reflection and Collaboration" by examining the role of Early Childhood Educators in enhancing and extending children's play, environments and curriculum through reflection upon documentation and provision of meaningful responses. The student continues to practice key processes in emergent programming including social constructivism and co-research, as well as the evolution of planning. The study of curriculum areas is furthered through an examination of language and literacy, social studies and technology.

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ECED-3035Issues in Child Development
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This course provides students with the opportunity to explore and analyze current research and study of early development and its impact on later life outcomes. This knowledge increases the Early Childhood Educator's ability to understand and support children's development.

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ECED-4032Play, Environments and Curriculum 4
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This course integrates student learning and promotes the "Power of Putting It All Together." Concepts from previous courses converge and are used to formulate and generate emergent programming at a deeper reflective level. The student continues to examine the application of children and teachers working as co-researchers to create and document curriculum. The study of nature as a curriculum area is explored and described.

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PRAC-1037Practicum 1RPL
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Working directly with children provides the opportunity to develop, practice, and improve skills. The student will apply basic early childhood education knowledge and practical skills.

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PRAC-2006Practicum 2RPL
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Working directly with children provides the opportunity to develop, practice, and improve skills. Building upon skills developed in previous practica, the student will apply basic early childhood education knowledge and practical skills.

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PRAC-3013Practicum 3RPL
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Working directly with children provides the opportunity to develop, practice, and improve skills. Building upon skills developed in previous practica, the student will apply basic early childhood education knowledge and practical skills.

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PRAC-3014Practicum 4RPL
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Working directly with children provides the opportunity to develop, practice, and improve skills. Building upon skills developed in previous practica, the student will apply basic early childhood education knowledge and practical skills.

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