ECCE 282: Infant/Toddler Observation Practicum provides the student with opportunities for supervised practical experience and directed observation of individual infants and toddlers as well as group settings designed for infants and toddlers. Ten hours of individual child observations may be done in homes, family daycare, or other informal settings. The forty hours of Infant-Toddler Centre observations will be arranged in a variety of locations. 

This practicum experience is designed to provide the student, under supervision, with opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills in working with infants and toddlers in group settings. Five weeks in length, this block practicum places each student in an early childhood setting for children under age three.

This practicum experience is designed to provide the student, under supervision, with opportunities to apply and consolidate knowledge and skills in working with children with extra support needs in group settings. The student will complete the practicum in an inclusive child care program which serves children with diverse abilities and needs. Focus will be upon practical application of specialty skills in planning, implementing and evaluating daily programs, as well as demonstrating team building skills and facilitating inter and transdisciplinary cooperation.

This course will provide opportunities to learn about caring for infants and toddlers through promotion of each child's health, safety and well-being.