BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-134 - Guidance for the Early Years I - 3.00 Credits

AECE-134 - Guidance for the Early Years I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In the AECE 134 - Guidance for the Early Years I course students will be introduced to the methods and techniques of guiding children in a positive manner. The course foundation will focus on becoming competent in methods of guiding children in early childhood centers that support development, positive behavior, and social skills. The uniqueness of this course is that is it presented from both an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal context.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - AECE Year 1 Fall Courses
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Prerequisites : Program admission
    Corequisites : AECE 101, AECE 135, AECE 120, or AECE 101, 120, & 135 as Prerequisites.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Mid Term Exam 20%. Paper 30%. Project Presentation 20%. Final Exam 20%. Participation 10%. Detailed descriptions of each assignment will be provided, including guidelines and expectations outlined. It is important to follow these expectations carefully and clarify with the instructor should the need arise. Quizzes can be written at only one opportunity, which is at the beginning of each class where one is scheduled. Guiding principles throughout the program are determined by the group and NVIT policy. Consciousness raising, reciprocal learning and co-operation within and Aboriginal context are emphasized within the NVIT AECE certificate program. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal beliefs and practices around guidance, and in the area of early childhood development;

  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of Guidance and Young Children;

  • describe concepts of positive and negative behavior utilizing both an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspective;

  • articulate concepts linked to the principles of guidance;

  • formulate strategies for collaborating with families of young children;

  • apply standards of professional development;

  • articulate the role and responsibilities of an Early Childhood Development Professional;

  • construct processes for developing Human Resources;

  • outline evaluation methods for early childhood development.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Hildebrand, Verna Hearron, F. Patricia. (1999). Guiding Young Children. Sixth edition. Prentice-Hall Publishing Inc. New Jersey, USA.

  • Mena-Gonzales, J. (2001). Multicultural Issues in Childcare. Third edition. Mayfield Publishing Co. California.

  • Pipe, L., Wright, M., (1999). Culturally Sensitive Learning Environments for First Nations Children, Curriculum Resource Manual. Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. Queens Printer, Victoria, BC.
  • Other Resources:
  • American Psychological Association. (2001). PUBLICATION MANUAL: of the American Psychological Association. fifth edition. American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.

  • Eliason, C. & Jenkins, L. (1990). A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum. Fifth edition. Macmillan College Publishing Co. New York, New York.

  • Sternberg, R.J. (1985). Beyond IQ: A Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence. Cambridge University Press. New York, New York.

  • Santrock, J. (1993). Children. Third edition. Brown Communication Inc. United States of America.

  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Student Responsibilities:

    All NVIT policies are applicable including; attendance, plagiarism, student conduct and grading apply to AECE 130. All assignments must relate to the PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES as noted within the course guide in order to obtain credit. The student is required to demonstrate proficiency in all of the competency areas. Reading the text and articles prior to class will assist in the familiarity of the topic and questions may be formed prior to class for clarification. Please see instructor to assist in learning/teaching techniques that may prove beneficial.

    Education Council approved October 2012.