ERS203 - Introduction to Resource Consulting Field Placement I

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Last revision date 2018-05-22 09:16:36.917
Last review date 2018-05-22 09:16:36.918

Subject Title
Introduction to Resource Consulting Field Placement I

Subject Description
This field placement experience introduces students to the work of ECE resource consulting. Building on prior skills and knowledge students examine current legislation, policies and evidence informed practices to reflect on how the roles of the RECE and ECE resource consultant complement each other to support children living with special needs. Students demonstrate collaborative professional practices as they promote and advocate inclusive policies and environments. In consultation with the service team, students select, administer and interpret observation techniques and screening tools in order to contribute to the Family Service Plan. In addition, they recommend program adaptations and modifications that demonstrate the principles of early learning pedagogy and inclusive play-based early learning practices, empower parents as decision-makers. Students reflect on the effectiveness of those strategies as well as on their own personal development as early childhood interventionists.

Credit Status
One credit in the ECE Resource Consulting Graduate Certificate.

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

1. Assess ethical and professional obligations of RECE's and ECE Resource Consulting professionals to inform practice.
2. Demonstrate collaborative professional practices to support children living with diverse abilities and their families.
3. Consult with the family service team to gain perspective on the children's strengths, interest and history for the purposes of informing a Family Service Plan.
4. Contribute information to the Family Service Plan while on placement.
5. Support inclusion of children living with diverse abilities through the planning, implementing, and evaluating of program adaptations and modifications that support early learning pedagogy.
6. Practice professional communication with families, colleagues, and educators in the role of the emerging Resource Consultant.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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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.

ERS101 and ERS102

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)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Value % Assessment
Not Graded Field Placement Documentation
3% Discussion Assignment #1
3% Discussion Assignment #2
20% Midterm Assessment Reflection
15% Report
25% ePortfolio
4% Discussion Assignment #3
30% Final Placement Evaluation
100% TOTAL

Approved by: Sandra Noble