Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate (2018-2019)

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length

8 months

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES

September


Canadian
Total: $5,262.00

International
Total: $14,154.00

 

Part-time

Tuition and fees for part-time delivery will vary depending on the number of credits and courses taken.
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; or
  • successful completion of the GED, with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing; or
  • successful completion of COMM 1007
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Course Listing

Students starting in Fall term follow the September structure:

  • Term 1 - Fall
  • Term 2 - Winter

Students studying full or part-time evenings / weekends follow the Part-time structure.

Note: The part-time delivery option may be taken as a full-time course load.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
ELCC1000 (O)
This course focuses on the development of children from conception to twelve years of age, including the physical child, the thinking child, the social child, and the whole child, as well as introducing atypical development. Students will study key theories and theorists in child development.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1002 (O)
This survey course focuses on understanding the goals and essential components of developing successful early childhood programs. By studying the role of early childhood professionals, students will gain insight into their own philosophy of early childhood education.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1003 (O)
This course provides learners with the skills they need to create the documents, spreadsheets, and presentations needed in college human services programs and employment in human services.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 45 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMM1007 (O)
This course focuses on the development and practice of writing skills and forms of written communication required for success in educational and human services settings. Topics include an overview of the writing process, using correct grammar, developing writing strategies, writing essays, writing for business, and proofreading.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1010
Basic health, safety, and nutrition, observation and documentation, and appropriate practice with children across curricular areas are linked to practice through this seminar.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1015
This practicum is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge from a play-based perspective in appropriate child-care settings under the supervision of the College practicum supervisor and a designated mentor.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
4
Term 2 - 16 weeks
ELCC1006 (O)
Students will develop an understanding of the role of play in a child’s growth and learning. They will also learn about the role of the environment and the early childhood practitioner in enhancing children’s play. This course focuses on the planning of inclusive and appropriate play environments, including indoor and outdoor play experiences. Students will explore a variety of play situations and materials used in child-care settings.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1007 (O)
This introductory course will provide students with an understanding of early literacy. Students will learn strategies that can be used to develop a child's interest and skills related to listening, speaking, reading, and writing that form the foundation of a language arts curriculum. Students will also explore the effective use of children's literature, storytelling, puppetry, and dramatic play and the importance of cultural considerations and individual differences.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1008 (O)
This introductory course provides an understanding of children's behaviour in a developmental context, and the importance of realistic expectations of children in various stages. The social development of the young child will be examined in the context of positive guidance to support self-regulation. Appropriate strategies to help children to develop positive self-esteem and develop appropriate behaviour will be discussed. The prevention of behaviour problems through developmentally appropriate practices and interventions will be emphasized.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMM1008 (O)
Effective communication, including mindful listening, conflict resolution, non-verbal communication, managing emotions, and perception checking are critical for successful interpersonal relationships. This course will assist students to develop the strategies they need to communicate with others accurately and effectively, whether the relationships with others exist in a work place, a family, a friendship, or a classroom.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1020
Working with diverse families and communities, the role of the educator in observation, documentation, the child’s voice, and play and working as a team member are linked to practice through this seminar.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1025
This practicum provides students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the role of the educator in appropriate child-care settings under the supervision of the College practicum supervisor and a designated mentor.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
4
Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
COMM1007 (O)
This course focuses on the development and practice of writing skills and forms of written communication required for success in educational and human services settings. Topics include an overview of the writing process, using correct grammar, developing writing strategies, writing essays, writing for business, and proofreading.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1000 (O)
This course focuses on the development of children from conception to twelve years of age, including the physical child, the thinking child, the social child, and the whole child, as well as introducing atypical development. Students will study key theories and theorists in child development.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1002 (O)
This survey course focuses on understanding the goals and essential components of developing successful early childhood programs. By studying the role of early childhood professionals, students will gain insight into their own philosophy of early childhood education.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Term 2 - 16 weeks
COMP1003 (O)
This course provides learners with the skills they need to create the documents, spreadsheets, and presentations needed in college human services programs and employment in human services.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 45 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1006 (O)
Students will develop an understanding of the role of play in a child’s growth and learning. They will also learn about the role of the environment and the early childhood practitioner in enhancing children’s play. This course focuses on the planning of inclusive and appropriate play environments, including indoor and outdoor play experiences. Students will explore a variety of play situations and materials used in child-care settings.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1008 (O)
This introductory course provides an understanding of children's behaviour in a developmental context, and the importance of realistic expectations of children in various stages. The social development of the young child will be examined in the context of positive guidance to support self-regulation. Appropriate strategies to help children to develop positive self-esteem and develop appropriate behaviour will be discussed. The prevention of behaviour problems through developmentally appropriate practices and interventions will be emphasized.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Term 3 - 16 weeks
COMM1008 (O)
Effective communication, including mindful listening, conflict resolution, non-verbal communication, managing emotions, and perception checking are critical for successful interpersonal relationships. This course will assist students to develop the strategies they need to communicate with others accurately and effectively, whether the relationships with others exist in a work place, a family, a friendship, or a classroom.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC1007 (O)
This introductory course will provide students with an understanding of early literacy. Students will learn strategies that can be used to develop a child's interest and skills related to listening, speaking, reading, and writing that form the foundation of a language arts curriculum. Students will also explore the effective use of children's literature, storytelling, puppetry, and dramatic play and the importance of cultural considerations and individual differences.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3

Additional note

All courses indicated as (O) above are also available as Open Studies courses for the part-time delivery.

Part-time delivery

Part-time evening/weekend learners will select their course(s) each term from the courses available in the term. The length of their program varies depending on the course load of their choice.

In addition to the courses listed above, students are required to complete the practicum and practicum seminar courses listed below. These courses may be taken in any term in consultation with the program area: