ELCC students develop their learning through play
Posted: March 31, 2009
The halls of Franklin Station Campus came alive last Thursday with the delightful sounds of children playing and laughing.
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate (ELCC) students welcomed the children of Bow Valley College – Franklin Station Campus students, staff, and faculty to help advance in their course, Developing Through Play.
“We invite children to come to our classroom for special days where students have to present their learning,” said Linda O’Donoghue, ELCC Instructor. “The children are the best evaluators of activities that students are presenting.”
The ELCC students are asked to plan open-ended, integrative activities for Play Shop. The day’s topic was music and children were invited to experiment with sound, rhythm, and beat in order to create an art piece based on the song Old MacDonald.
“We bring the theory we learn in class to life through events such as Play Shop,” Linda said.
The next Play Shop experience will be on April 9 and April 16.
In other ELCC news, the development of the Innovative Training Project, funded by Alberta Child and Youth Services, is complete. All of the diploma and certificate courses in ELCC are now available in a one-credit format which enables flexible delivery options for students-online, in a workshop-style delivery, and print-based delivery.
ELCC also is prepared to offer a challenge process for those working in the field. Anyone with prior learning and experience in ELCC is welcome to challenge the program to obtain a certificate.
For further information, please call Gale Peace, Project Officer, at 403.410.1474 or Linda O’Donoghue, Program Lead, at 403-410.3462.