Overview - 2019/2020
September intake only.
If you've already made the noble career choice to work in the Early Childhood Education field, and are looking to build on your current successes, Fanshawe's Childhood Development Practitioner [Apprenticeship] program has been specifically designed for you. Available in a blended format, with some online classes and some face-to-face evening classes.
Upon completion of the program, you'll have earned your Early Childhood Education Ontario College Certificate, where your already polished skills will be taken to a higher level. Because of the Apprenticeship component of the program, you'll gain meaningful experiences in programs such as child development and best practices in early childhood, the early childhood educator's role and responsibilities, the importance of play in children's learning, family involvement and curriculum design and implementation. Your practicum will expose you to a wide variety of age groups and multiple organizations. You'll have had dynamic and eclectic experiences that will make you more valuable to your current or future colleagues.
Childhood is a time of tremendous growth and learning. There's no reason why you shouldn't keep growing and learning, too.
Child Development Practitioner-2019/2020
Level 1 ECED-1030 Child Development 1 3 Apprentices are introduced to general principles and sequences of human development. Emphasis will be placed on child study methods, especially observation techniques. Apprentices will examine the contribution of different theories to our present understanding of what constitutes normal growth and development in physical, motor, social, emotional, language and cognitive development from birth to five years. ECED-1086 Creative Expression 3 This is a Creative Expression course. COMM-1131 Foundations of Early Learning 3 This course provides students the opportunity to explore positive ways of communicating with young children and to plan programs that encourage self-expression and creativity. Students will be introduced to the role of the teacher. In addition, students form small groups to discuss personal reactions and constructive interactions in their field placement. FLDP-1030 Foundation Early Learning Placement 1.2 Upon successful completion, the Apprentice is able to respond to children's needs and support play and inquiry based early learning in a placement environment. HLTH-3012 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3 This course will identify components of a safe and healthy environment which meets the requirements of current legislation and regulatory bodies. The nutritional and health needs of young children are identified, and the implementation of appropriate environments and practices are discussed. Level 2 ECED-3016 School Age Learning Environment 3 This course will describe the developmental characteristics and needs of children, aged six to twelve, and will identify guidelines for implementing developmentally appropriate practices in programs for school-age children. Observation methods and tools to evaluate and revise curriculum to reflect children's developmental needs will be included. FLDP-3034 School Age Learning Environ Placement 1.2 Upon successful completion, the Apprentice is able to apply principles of emergent practice that meet the interests and needs of school aged children. ECED-3013 Child Development 2 3 Continue studying contributions of developmental theories, and sequences of normal development in children from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Current research in child development is critically examined. ECED-1087 Pre-School Learning Environment 1 3 This is a Preschool Learning Environment 1 course. FLDP-3033 Preschool Learning Environ Placement 1 2 Upon successful completion, the Apprentice is able to design learning experiences to support play inquiry for preschool aged children with developmental domains in a placement environment. LAWS-3059 Child Protection 2 This is a Child Protection course. HUMA-3005 Inclusive Practice & Advocacy 3 This is an Inclusive Practice and Advocacy course. Level 3 EDUC-5007 Philosophies/Education Models 3 This is a Philosophies and Education Models for Early Childhood Education. ECED-5004 Infant/Toddler Learning Environment 3 This subject helps apprentices apply theories of child development to create a learning environment for infants and toddlers. In addition, time will be spent in discussing and examining issues related to the field placement experience. FLDP-5010 Infant/Toddler Learning Envior Placement 1.6 Upon successful completion, the Apprentice is able to apply principles of emergent practice that meet the interests and needs of infants and toddlers. COMM-5011 Interpersonal Communication 3 Interpersonal Communications is an experiential subject that acknowledges human diversity. As apprentices engage in the processes of intrapersonal (self-reflection), and interpersonal (interactive) communication in a safe environment, increased awareness and acceptance of self and others is anticipated. ECED-3048 Pre-School Learning Environment 2 3 This is a Preschool Learning Environment 2 course. FLDP-5011 Preschool Learning Environ Placement 2 2 Upon successful completion, the Apprentice is able to design, implement and evaluate learning experiences to support play and inquiry for preschool children within developmental domains in a placement environment. Level 4 ECED-5010 Child Development 3: Inclusion of Child 3 This is a Child Development 3: Inclusion of Children with Exceptionalities course. ADMN-5006 Legislation/Social Policy 3 This is a Legislation and Social Policy in Early Learning Administration. SOCI-5003 Child, Family & Community 3 This course addresses the importance of establishing respectful and meaningful relationships with family members, as a means of supporting family and children's well-being. Communications with families incorporate sensitivity, respect for diversity, desire for collaboration and assurance of confidentiality. Various strategies to support families are considered, including an overview of agencies and community resources which can assist educators and families. ECED-5011 Professional Practice 3 This is a Professional Practice course. FLDP-5012 Placement-Adv 2.8 Upon successful completion, the Apprentice is able to act in accordance with ethical and professional standards by integrating theories and standards of practice in the design, implementation and evaluation of learning environments that meet the needs of all children.
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