Early Learning and Care Administration Field Placement
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 210.0
Credit Value: 10.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2019
Prerequisites: (COMM70006 EDUC70013 MGMT70001 EDUC70014 MGMT70002 FINA70002 MKTG70003 EDUC70015)
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Supv. & Admin in ELC Program
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20190506_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: The academic requirements, submissions and supervision of the Field Placement are done online. Students will need reliable access to the Internet. Students should have a basic level of comfort using computers.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Following the successful completion of the academic courses in this program, students must complete a supervised practicum approved by the ECE program, in which they demonstrate stated outcomes from the post-diploma program. At the conclusion of this practicum, students will have a greater awareness of supervisory and management attitudes that exemplify professional leadership in ECE Administration.

Program Context

Supv. & Admin in ELC Program Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Within the context of the program, this course is one of the required courses in the Supervision and Administration in Early Learning and Care Programs Ontario College Graduate Certificate program within Continuing and Professional Studies.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to practice leadership and administrative skills leading to personal management and administrative competencies reflective of an effective ECE administrator.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify the required management skills and techniques needed to practice, in an Early Learning and Care management field placement.
  2. Develop a field placement proposal with practical strategies to implement management techniques in an ECE administrative setting.
  3. Practice management strategies by demonstrating in the field placement; professional communication, curriculum design, leadership, computer applications, financial planning,marketing, advocacy and staff development.
  4. Evaluate personal management competencies using a skills verification chart to determine personal field progress.
  5. Modify personal behaviour to reflect current and effective professional administrative practices.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Pass / Fail Evaluation100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways: 1. Field Placement Proposal 2. Completion of required placement: - Implementation Plan - Reflective Journal (6 submissions) - Final Report and Portfolio Note: This placement is evaluated on a satisfactory/fail grade (S/F). See assignment descriptions for details.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  Completion of all 3 PLA methods is required.
  • Portfolio
    Notes:  Completion of all 3 PLA methods is required.
  • Interview
    Notes:  Completion of all 3 PLA methods is required.

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
OptionalOtherNo text books required.

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education students who have met the program admission requirements of an ECE diploma or recognized equivalent.
Course Details:

Orientation Module


- Course Orientation
- Review of Course Outline, expectations and evaluation
- Understanding online DE learning and mentoring
- Practice with online tasks and postings

Learning Activities;

Practice emails, postings, and online tasks

Module 1:

Preparing for the Field Placement


a) Obtain appropriate health clearance and CRC
b) Determine field placement goals
c) Develop a field placement proposal


DUE:  Field Placement Proposal

Module 2:

Completion of Field Placement


a) Initiate field placement and determine an implementation plan with
   field site to accomplish placement goals
b) Reflect and post bi-weekly journal reflections
c) Submit final report and portfolio
d) Course evaluation and feedback


DUE: Implementation Plan

DUE: Journal Reflections

DUE: Final report and portfolio

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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