ECP098 - Professional Practice

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:27:15.206
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:08.672


Subject Title
Professional Practice

Subject Description
In this workshops, participants will review the legal and ethical requirements for professional practice as outlined by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and issues with professional misconduct. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for ECEs practicing in Ontario as developed by the College of Early Childhood Educators will be examined. As well, the requirements regarding child guidance and best practice as outlined in the Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario will be reviewed. 

Credit Status
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance


NOTE:  For participants who wish to use this workshop as part of their CPL portfolio, please consult with the CECE to verify it is applicable to the CPL requirements.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Examine the Code of Ethics and Standards of practice of ECEs in Ontario as developed by the College of Early Childhood Education
  2. Apply the requirements for child guidance and best practice as outlined by the Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario
  3. Describe the indicators of possible child abuse and the steps to reporting suspected abuse
  4. Identify the factors that consititute professional misconduct in ECE practice.
  5. Critique individual professional practice in relation to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice discussed.
  6. Assess goals for improvement with respect to professional practice in child care programs.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline

  1. The College of ECE and professional practice requirements
  2. The Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario's requirements for child guidance.
  3. Child abuse and reporting procedures
  4. Individual professional performance assessment
  5. The development of goals for professional practice improvement

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will use a variety of methods including personal experiences, hand outs, discussion, question and answer.

Prescribed Texts
Hand outs

Reference Material
College of ECE’s web site: http://www.college-ece.ca/en/Pages/Home.aspx

Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/

Child Abuse web site: http://www.boostforkids.org 

 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Approved by: Sandra Noble