Practicum - Infants and Toddlers
Duration: 5 weeks
Domestic Tuition: $955.00
International Tuition: $1500.00
This is a five week (200 hours) block placement in a licensed infant/toddler centre. The student will be expected to provide and maintain a safe, healthy environment as well as provide opportunities for emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth for infants and toddlers. The student will demonstrate resourcefulness and responsibility related to the staff, the children and the families in that setting. Students will be required to do six video clips (10-15 minutes each) to demonstrate competencies in developmentally appropriate routines and experiences, and guidance techniques for infants and toddlers. Student Responsibilities: Make arrangements with a child care centre to complete the five-week placement; make arrangements for a video camera to demonstrate competencies, and ensure that parents are comfortable with the videotaping; work full days in the child care centre and inform the staff if you need to be absent; attend staff meetings when appropriate; meet with ECE Mentor to discuss engagement plans and performance; and participate as a team member by supporting staff in routines, supervision, program planning and general housekeeping.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply theory to practical experience with infants and toddlers
- Demonstrate how caregiving routines and experiences can become curriculum.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement routines and experiences that promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers.
- Demonstrate the ability to facilitate children’s growth and development by enriching play.
- Understand the developmental milestones for infants and toddlers.
- Engage in developmentally appropriate practice.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with infants and toddlers, their families, peers and community members.
- Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member in an Infant/Toddler Centre.
- Demonstrate empathy to parents and the children during the separation process.
- Be able to relate to different cultural approaches to caregiving.
- Know the community resources that support families with infants and toddlers.