Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Program Overview

There is an increased demand for early childhood educators. Get the skills you need to start a rewarding career working with young children. This activity-based program is taught using a holistic approach in which the stages of a child’s developmental growth as well as cognitive skills and socio-emotional development are emphasized. Graduates of our program find careers working in partnership with teachers in Kindergarten classrooms across Ontario, as well as other early learning environments. The placement component of this program offers you hands-on, real-world experience.

Program Brochure 2017

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate inclusive and play-based curriculum. Additionally, graduates will learn to select and use a variety of screening tools as well as observation and documentation strategies that support and promote children’s learning across a continuum of early childhood development. Throughout the program, participants will engage in reflective practice, develop learning goals, and maintain an ongoing professional development plan in accordance with evidence-based practices in early learning and related fields

What You Learn

Child Development
Infant, toddler, and school-aged curricula
Language, and literacy development
Health, safety and nutrition
Special education
Outdoor/environmental learning course

Program of Study

Semester One:
ECE 111 Child Development I
ECE118 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
ECE145 Guidance and Self Regulation
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
CMM125 College Communications
ECE125 Observation I

Semester Two:
ECE110 Language and Literacy
ECE156 Develop. Approp. Prac. 1: Infant/Toddler
ECE115 Develop. Approp. Prac 2: Preschool
ECE135 Child Development 2
HUM200 Group Dynamics

Semester Three:
ECE204 Children’s Science and Math
ECE222 Creative Arts
ECE227 Responsive Relationships (Parent Teacher Child)
ECE255 Environmental Outdoor Education
ECE235 Develop. Approp. Prac. 3: School Age
ECE245 Anti-bias Curriculum

Semester Four:
ECE212 Special Education
ECE218 Administration
ECE226 Community Advocacy
ECE236 Kindergarten Curriculum
ECE250 Children’s Technology
ECE228 Specialty Curriculum

In addition to the above, there will be a field placement each semester and 2 general elective credits (2nd and 4th semester)