Course description

This course will examine the historical roots, curriculum models, and philosophies of early childhood education and the connections to current early learning practices. Students will consolidate their deepened understanding of the role of the Early Childhood Educator while considering constructivism, the changing image of the child, legislation, program statements, curriculum frameworks and issues of social justice. With an aim of promoting reflective practice and continuous professional learning, students will interpret contextual realities and contemporary issues. Using philosophical principles, evidence informed research and relevant professional documents, students will combine an analysis of their personal values and quality indicators to develop a philosophy of early childhood education and develop a plan to operationalize this philosophy.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery