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Observing The Young Child

Code:
CHLD 1383

Observation as the primary method for gathering information about young children will be the focus of the course. Observation is a critical factor affecting the decision making processes in the early childhood setting. This course examines and practices observation techniques and methods. Observing and recording skills will assist with understanding children’s needs and interests which will impact pedagogy and curriculum as well as child guidance strategies. Students will deepen their understanding of child development and behaviours by translating theoretical knowledge into concrete actions and decisions for children in the early learning and care environment. Through introduction to a variety of information gathering strategies, students will learn to monitor children’s progress as well as ensuring effective communication and documenting processes. In addition, to positively influence children’s development and learning through developmentally appropriate practices.

Notes:

NOTE: This course is being offered in a hybrid format for Fall 2020 & until further notice, as COVID-19 restrictions in daycare settings prevent in-person placements/observations.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to register for both the Observing the Young Child course and ECE Field Placement I & Seminar in the same semester, as the majority of the documentation is required for both courses

  • Equivalents:

    • CHLD 1303

    Prerequisites:

    • (CHLD 2380 Child Development I
    • Or CHLD 2300 CHILD DEVELOPMENT I )
    • And (COMM 1803 Communication Foundations - Health & Community Services
    • Or COMM 1884 Communication Foundations
    • Or COMM 1780 Communication Essentials
    • Or COMM 1710 COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS )

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    CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
    Delivery Method
    Instructor Fee Availability
    11416January 1, 2021 to April 17, 202112:00 am - 12:01 am28Distance EducationLee Anne Eveline$176.68
    11618January 12, 2021 to April 20, 202112:00 am - 12:00 am28Distance EducationLee Anne Eveline$176.68
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