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Program length  

3 terms

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Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $13,805.50

International
Total: $39,661.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 5 or equivalent in reading and writing
  • Police Information Check; must include vulnerable sector check current to within six months prior to program start
  • Intervention Record Check current to within six months prior to program start
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Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
DHPP1000
Learn about the importance of caregiving and the various roles and responsibilities the caregiver assumes. Study the physical, creative, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children through the early years. Use your knowledge of how children develop and learn in order to plan activities and choose play materials.
  • 156 Lecture
  • 24 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
12
DHPP1001
Develop an understanding of Canada’s Food Guide as it relates to young children and the importance of a healthy diet to the well-being of children. Learn to plan and prepare nutritious snacks and meals and to use good hygiene habits in the day home.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
DHPP1002
Learn how to plan a safe environment for children. Learn about government and licensing regulations, planning for health and safety in the day home, preparing emergency plans, performing risk assessments, developing safety rules, and completing accident and incident report forms.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
DHPP1003
Complete field experience in a child-care setting. Learn about professional behaviour in the child-care setting and how to observe and record behaviour. Demonstrate reliable and responsible work habits.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 30 Work Experience
2
DHPP1004
Gain an understanding of the value and the characteristics of children’s play and its importance to children’s development. Learn how to choose appropriate play materials and plan play experiences that create rich learning environments.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
Term 2 - 16 weeks
DHPP1005
Understand the development of literacy and language in young children. Explore the principles and milestones of language development. Learn to promote language development and to encourage the development of pre-reading and pre-writing skills.
  • 50 Lecture
  • 10 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
DHPP1006
Learn about the business aspects of owning and operating a day home, including keeping child-care and financial records, the advantages of working for a day home agency, and promoting your day home.
  • 120 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
8
DHPP1007
Develop your skills in listening and using verbal and non-verbal communication. Learn about active listening, verbal communication, body language, and other non-verbal communication. Develop skills to communicate with and support families. Learn appropriate guidance strategies.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
DHPP1008
Use your knowledge and skills from previous courses to organize, plan, and implement programs for a safe, secure, and caring learning environment. Learn to plan for routines and transitions and to use community resources when planning.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 10 Lab
  • 5 Work Experience
5
DHPP1009
Complete field experience in a child-care setting. Learn about professional behaviour in the child-care setting, effective communication, and how to relate theory and learning to real-life experiences. Observe interactions between children and their caregivers.
  • 5 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 55 Work Experience
2
DHPP1010
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge of best practices in child care in a supervised program. Plan and implement programs as part of your field experience. Write theme plans that encourage growth in the different areas of child development, and use the theme plans to develop daily and weekly plans.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 25 Work Experience
2
Term 3 - 8 weeks
DHPP1011
Learn basic computer skills related to your work in child care. Topics in this course include introduction to the computer, using the Internet, using Microsoft Word, and using electronic correspondence.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 45 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
5
DHPP1012
Study ethical behaviour in the field of child care. Learn to recognize child abuse and understand your obligations in the case of abuse. Learn about supporting children who have been exposed to family violence.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
DHPP1013
Prepare to open your day home business. Earn adult, child, and infant first aid certificates, as well as adult, child, and infant CPR certificates. Learn to prepare a professional portfolio, finalize your resource kit, and prepare your home.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4