Introduction to ECE

Applied Community Studies
Early Childhood Education
Course Code
ECED 1155
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method 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.
Methods Of Instruction


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.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

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

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.