Introduction to ECE

Applied Community Studies
Early Childhood Education
Course Code
ECED 1155
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course introduces students to the professional context of early childhood education including language and terminology, legal guidelines, educator responsibilities and the varied role of educators in educational environments for young children.
Course Content
  1. Students will investigate various early learning curricular approaches to deliberate their future role in working with young children.
  2. Students will begin the process of recognizing and applying professional terminology and language specific to early childhood education.  
  3. In the role of Early Childhood Educator, collaboration with colleagues is imperative, this course verifies the integral role of teams in ECE environments.
  4. Students will gain an understanding of the meaning and value of diversity in ECE environments.
  5. Early childhood education has a rich tradition of parent involvement. Students will be introduced to working with parents within a collaborative framework.
Learning Activities


Class Discussion

Audio-visual Aids

Centre Visits


Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. This is a graded course.


Research Report

Centre Visits

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will gain knowledge regarding their role in working with young children in early learning and care environments.
  2. Students will be introduced to the governance and licensure responsibilities in early childhood education.
  3. Students will become familiar and knowledgeable regarding language specific to early childhood education.
  4. Students will become familiar with the college environment and the resources within.
Textbook Materials

To be announced



No prerequisite courses.


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for ECED 1155
College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit
College of the Rockies (COTR) No credit
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) No credit
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit
Okanagan College (OC) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ECE 101 (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ECEC 1st (1)
Yorkville University (YVU) No credit

Course Offerings

Summer 2023