BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-125 - Curriculum Development in ECE - 3.00 Credits

AECE-125 - Curriculum Development in ECE - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will be introduced to curriculum planning and development by learning teaching methods of math, science and social studies with a particular challenge of attaining or creating culturally appropriate and specific learning tools. The course will ensure that students are aware of development within a holistic framework.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - Year 1 Summer
  • Prerequisites : AECE 124, AECE 145, AECE 140, or by permission of the Department Head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • plan and create a variety of developmentally appropriate and play-based experiences that promote holistic development in young children for use in Aboriginal and mainstream programs;
  • describe ways of promoting creativity within a mainstream and an Aboriginal context;

  • develop program activities that support and enhance families' capacity to provide their children with enriching and stimulating experiences;

  • demonstrate plans for individual, small, and large group activities; including, math, science, social studies, and dramatic play;

  • plan experiences that support play in culturally sensitive inclusive programs through a range of activity areas that promote small and large motor, cognitive, creative, language, social, and emotional development;

  • describe traditional and contemporary theories related to curriculum development, and discuss contemporary aboriginal theories related to curriculum development;

  • plan developmentally appropriate group times for children in mainstream and Aboriginal early childhood education programs;

  • develop programming that ensures an appropriate balance of child-initiated, adult-guided, structured, and open ended activities;

  • describe ways to enhance language development through developmentally appropriate experiences;
  • discuss the importance of selecting developmentally appropriate materials in child care settings; and
  • provide program materials that respect and reflect a full range of family structures and lifestyles.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Health Canada. (2001). Facilities and Equipment for Day Care Centres. Health Canada. Queens Printer. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • American Psychological Association. (2001). PUBLICATION MANUAL: of the American Psychological Association. fifth edition. American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.


  • Textbook # 2 is used for all other AECE courses.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 25, 2014.