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AECE-234 - Guidance for Early Years II - 3.00 Credits

AECE-234 - Guidance for Early Years II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine direct and indirect guidance in Early Childhood Education. Secure and nurturing relationships will be discussed in relation to Aboriginal views and moral beliefs. The concepts of classroom management, self-esteem, resiliency, stress, and anger will be discussed with respect to infants and toddlers. Additionally, students will explore the skills required for specialized care and guidance of exceptional children, infant through the kindergarten years. This course will stress the importance of identification and assessing exceptionalities and the resources required to provide the maximum benefit for the child.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2017 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : AECE 134, or equivalent. AECE Certificate or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in related field. Aboriginal background and/or experience working in an Aboriginal adult educational setting an asset.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final Exam 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • differentiate between guidance and discipline;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to create a nurturing and caring environment;
  • demonstrate understanding about secure attachment for infant/toddlers;
  • compare direct and indirect guidance in an infant and toddler setting and an inclusive environment;
  • demonstrate positive guidance techniques through direct guidance instruction;
  • demonstrate classroom management techniques through indirect guidance activities;
  • demonstrate knowledge of self-esteem, moral identity, resilience and stress as it relates to guidance of the young child;
  • demonstrate guidance techniques to manage behavior, and prevent aggression, anger and challenging behavior;
  • demonstrate the decision-making model of child guidance;
  • discuss the rights of children with respect to attitudes, values, and beliefs about inclusive care;
  • outline assessment techniques, cultures, screening, importance, identification, and referral;
  • demonstrate intervention and instructional strategies that will promote cognition, motor skills, communication, socialcompetence, play skills, and adaptive behavior;
  • discuss techniques to plan intervention programs; and
  • demonstrate monitoring of development and communicating progress to the parents.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kaiser, B., & Rasminsky, J. S. Meeting the challenge: Effective strategies for challenging behaviors in early childhood. Current edition. Ottawa, ON. Canadian Child Care Federation.
  • Honig, A. S. Secure relationship: Nurturing infant/toddler attachment in early care settings. Current edition. Washington, DC. National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Lally, R. J, Griffin, Femichel, A., & Femichel, E.
  • Caring for infants and toddlers in groups: Developmentally appropriate practice. Current edition. Arlington, VA. Zero to three.
  • McLean, M. E., Bailey. D. B., Wolery, M. Assessing infants and preschoolers with special needs. Current edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Merrill/Prentice Hall.
  • Miller, K. Simple steps. Current edition. Toronto, ON. Prentice Hall.
  • Zirpoli, T. J. Understanding and affecting the behavior of young children. Current edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall.


  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information please see: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    AECE-234-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM03 Jan 201717 Apr 2017