Enhance your child development practitioner career - 2022/2023
September intake only.
This unique program allows you to continue earning while you learn and work toward your Ontario College Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
In order to qualify to Register with the College of Early Childhood Educators. Apprentices will complete a Bridge Program to earn their Early Childhood Education Diploma.
Throughout the early childhood educator apprenticeship portion of this program, you’ll further develop upon the skills that you’ve gained throughout your career and explore the role and responsibilities of a child practitioner, the importance of play in children’s learning, family involvement and curriculum design and implementation, while being exposed to a wide variety of age groups and organizations.
This program is conveniently delivered part-time in a blended format, with some online classes and some face-to-face evening classes.
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-2022/2023
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|This is a Child Protection course.|
|HUMA-3005||Inclusive Practice & Advocacy||3|
|This is an Inclusive Practice and Advocacy course.|
|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.|
|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.|
|ECED-5010||Child Development 3: Inclusion of Child||3|
|This is a Child Development 3: Inclusion of Children with Exceptionalities course.|
|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.|
|This is a Professional Practice course.|
|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.|