Courses | Early Childhood Education | Assiniboine Community College
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Courses And Costs

Costs listed below are for domestic students. International students should refer to our 'Estimated Fees for International Students' sheet on the International Students Costs webpage.

  • Year 1

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      ECED-0044 Applied Practical Skills 1 5 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: PSSY-0029 Child Development 1, ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1, ECED-0031 Overview of Early Childhood Education, ECED-0006 Art Corequisites: ECED-0001 Guiding Children's Behavior, PSSY-0020 Child Development 2, ECED-0049 Music & Movement This course integrates theory with practice in an early childhood setting. Students do a two-week block placement implementing creative activities based on observation of children's interests. Students practice and refine guiding skills and activity implementation skills.

      ECED-0045 Applied Practical Skills 2 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: ECED-0044 Applied Practical Skills 1, ECED-0049 Music and Movement, ECED-0005 Literature Corequisites: ECED-0001 Guiding Children's Behavior, PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 This course integrates theory with practice in an early childhood setting. Students do a three-week block placement implementing creative activities based on observation of children's interests. Students practice and refine transition and guiding group skills.

      ECED-0006 Art 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1 (Curriculum course) This course focuses on the importance of creative self-expression for the young child. Emphasis is on art experiences that are appropriate to the developmental levels of children focusing on the process rather than the product.

      PSSY-0029 Child Development 1 6 credit(s) D P
      Corequisite: COMP-0414 Documentation This course involves the study of developmental stages from birth to toddlerhood that are essential for the early childhood educator to provide children with a nurturing and stimulating environment. The principles, processes and theories of development, birth and the newborn baby are discussed. The development of the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language domains and milestones reached through infancy and toddlerhood are the focus of this course.

      PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: PSSY-0029 Child Development 1, COMP-0414 Documentation This course involves the study of the development of the preschool child, through theory, research and observation. Students apply their knowledge of physical, social/emotional, language and cognitive development to plan developmentally appropriate, stimulating activities for children ages two to five.

      ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1 3 credit(s) D P
      Early childhood educators require knowledge and ability to plan and provide activities that meet the child's development skill levels, needs and interests. They require skill in assessing activities and evaluating its potential. In this course, students become familiar with activity planning strategies and the planning form used throughout the diploma program curriculum.

      COMP-0414 Documentation 3 credit(s) D P
      Students are introduced to documentation strategies used in early childhood settings and create documents using the computer and other technology.

      PSSY-0019 Family Dynamics 3 credit(s) D P
      Early childhood educators must understand the significance of positive family relationships. This course provides an opportunity to reach this understanding.

      ECED-0001 Guiding Children's Behaviour 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: COMP-0414 Documentation, PSSY-0029 Child Development 1 This course introduces the basic concepts of guidance and strategies early childhood educators employ to provide children with a nurturing and respectful environment in which to grow.

      ECED-0002 Health, Nutrition and Safety 1 3 credit(s) D P
      This course introduces students to the basic principles and practices of good health promotion, occupational health and illness prevention and management.

      COMM-0035 Interpersonal Communications 3 credit(s) D P
      This course provides students with a general introduction to the theory and principles of interpersonal communication. Students develop and practice skills to improve communication effectiveness.

      PEDV-0178 Leadership and Team Building 3 credit(s) D P
      This course introduces students to the principles, issues and skills involved in developing effective leadership and group communication abilities. It emphasizes leadership skills, group process and problem solving.

      ECED-0005 Literature 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1 (Curriculum course) Early childhood educators require knowledge and understanding of literature for young children and how such experiences contribute to the child's development. This course incorporates theory with related activities appropriate for the literature curriculum in early childhood settings.

      ECED-0049 Music and Movement 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1 Corequisite: PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 This course explores modern day approaches to music and movement with the early learning and child care environment both indoors and outdoors. The course guides students through the concepts and strategies to incorporate music and movement in the daily approach to curriculum planning. Students prepare and implement music and movement curriculum to support an anti-bias environment.

      ECED-0031 Overview of Early Childhood 3 credit(s) D P
      Corequisite: COMP-0414 Documentation This course provides an overview of the field of early childhood education. Students are introduced to a variety of early childhood settings directly through five days of practical experience and indirectly through course work. Comparisons are made of routines, schedules, activities and the role of staff within the settings. Influences on early childhood education outside of the setting are identified and described.

      ECED-0020 Play 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: PSSY-0020 Child Development 2, ECED-0001 Guiding Children's Behaviour This course introduces students to the value of play in children's learning and development. The focus is on how play changes as children reach each stage of development, what factors influence children's play and the early childhood educator's role in children's play.

      PEDV-0179 Professional Development 3 credit(s) D P
      This course reviews basic professional development including an introduction to ethics, basic writing skills, basic principles of communication and identification of personal goals.

      PSSY-0050 Self Understanding 1 3 credit(s) D P
      Focusing on the self, the course assists in examining the multidimensional facets of one's identity, personal development and definitions of quality of life.

      PSSY-0021 Understanding Child Abuse 3 credit(s) D P
      This course introduces the early childhood educator's role and responsibilities in recognizing, reporting, handling and assisting in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

    Tuition and other related fees: $3970
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $1970

  • Year 2

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      ECED-0046 Applied Practical Skills 3 7 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: ECED-0045 Applied Practical Skills 2, ECED-0006 Art, ECED-0049 Music & Movement ECED-0005 Literature, PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 Corequisites: ECED-0010 Science, ECED-0013 Teaching Strategies, ECED-0020 Play This course integrates theory with practice in an early childhood setting. Students do a four-week block placement applying their personal teaching strategies and playroom management along with implementing creative activities based on observation of children's interests. Students practice and refine communication skills with parents and mentors.

      ECED-0047 Applied Practical Skills 4 7 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: ECED-0046 Applied Practical Skills 3, ECED-0019 Design the Children's Setting, ECED-0051 Curriculum Development, ECED-0048 Language and Literacy This course integrates theory with practice in an early childhood setting. Students do a four-week block placement applying their skills in guiding children through an emergent project. Students design and develop a learning centre related to the emergent project and compile project documentation for parents and early childhood education centre staff.

      PSSY-0073 Building Partnerships 3 credit(s) D P
      Students develop strategies and skills to build partnerships with parents and community agencies.

      PSSY-0025 Children With Special Needs 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: PSSY-0020 Child Development 2, ECED-0013 Teaching Strategies, ECED-0050 School Age Care, ECED-0001 Guiding Children's Behavior This course provides an overview of the inclusion of children with extra support needs in early childhood settings. It examines the causes and characteristics of a variety of exceptionalities, as well as their effect on the child's development. Existing practices of assessment, referral and treatment of young children are explored. The focus is on early childhood practices and procedures necessary for including children with diverse abilities in early childhood settings.

      ECED-0022 Critical Issues 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisite: COMP-0414 Documentation This course introduces students to the basic techniques involved in research and critical analysis of various current issues relevant to the field of early childhood education. Through selected readings and videos, students begin to explore how broad social issues, social policy and various early childhood philosophies affect the way we care about children and families.

      ECED-0051 Curriculum Development 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1, PSSY-0022 Child Development 2 This course explores modern day approaches that can be considered in the development of curriculum. The course guides students through the emergent and project approach to curriculum planning. Students analyse factors that affect curriculum including scheduling and the creation of an anti-bias environment.

      ECED-0019 Design the Children's Setting 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: ECED-0006 Art, ECED-0005 Literature, ECED-0010 Science, ECED-0049 Music & Movement PSSY-0020 Child Development 2, ECED-0020 Play This course is about establishing and maintaining high quality environments for children and the adults who work with them. Students discover the inter-relationships of people, space, equipment, time and goals in determining the quality of an environment for children. Ways of adapting and modifying the elements of environment are explored.

      ECED-0015 Health, Nutrition and Safety 2 3 credit(s) D P
      This course introduces students to the basic principles and practises of good nutrition of children from birth to age 12, safety promotion within the early childhood setting and explores how the integrated health curriculum supports the overall development of children.

      ECED-0048 Language and Literacy 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 Early childhood educators require knowledge and understanding of how to promote literate behaviours in early childhood programs. This course incorporates theory with related activities appropriate for literacy and language development required in the early childhood setting.

      ECED-0052 Philosophy and Curriculum 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ECED-0051 Curriculum Development In this course, students evaluate the historical approaches to curriculum. Using this information students develop their own personal philosophy and then compare this to program philosophies already looked at. The indicators of quality and methods of evaluation for quality in a program are explored and practiced.

      PEDV-0009 Professionalism 3 credit(s) D P
      This course provides early childhood educators with the knowledge essential to providing quality early childhood care and education, demonstrating professional and ethical behaviour and growing as advocates for the rights of children and families.

      ECED-0050 School Age Care 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PSSY-0029 Child Development 1 This course involves the study of development of the school age child and adolescent. Through the study of theory, research and observation, students explore the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development milestones of children ages six to twelve, as well as the stages of development that mark the transitions through adolescence. Students research a variety of critical issues that accompany these ages.

      ECED-0010 Science 3 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: ECED-0004 Curriculum Planning 1, PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 (Curriculum course) This course is about discovering what science is. It's about the tools of science (the scientific process) rather than the content or concepts. It's about learning to see (identifying) the ways children engage in making sense of their world (scientific investigation and experimentation), and the ways early childhood educators can help children in their discovery of the meaning (scientific laws) of the world of which they are a part.

      ECED-0013 Teaching Strategies 6 credit(s) D P
      Prerequisites: ECED-0001 Guiding Children's Behaviour, PSSY-0020 Child Development 2 This course focuses on methods of playroom management and teaching strategies that are appropriate to meeting the needs of children. It also examines guidance techniques and discipline methods based on theoretical principles of child behaviour.

    Tuition and other related fees: $3320
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $1240

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 years

Credential Diploma

Credits 136.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus
Distance Education

100

% OF RECENT GRADS FROM THE PROGRAM ARE EMPLOYED.

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