You must be a Canadian Citizen to qualify for this funded program.
Requirements for Field Work Placement
It is important to note that this program requires a field work component. While the intent is for placements to be arranged in the student’s own community, when this is not possible, alternate communities will need to be considered. Students are responsible for the costs of travel to and from field work placement sites, parking costs, etc. A dress code is in effect during all lab practice sessions and during the field work component of the programs. All course work must be successfully completed prior to field work placements.
In order to prepare you for fieldwork placement, you will be required to have a current resume and cover letter. Fieldwork placement (FWP) agencies may require additional documentation in order for you to begin FWP. The specific documents will be made known to you in your program. A recent Vulnerable Sector Check may be required prior to the start of classes in September.
Students who do not comply with the immunization requirements may not be allowed into the field work settings and as such may not be able to complete the placements and practicums required for graduation from the program. CPR re-certification, WHMIS, criminal reference checks and immunization updates are required annually. Students will not be allowed on placement lab component if documentation is not completed.
To be eligible for participation in field work practice, students must not have been convicted of any criminal offence for which that person has not been pardoned. An unpardoned criminal record may result in inability to participate in fieldwork practice courses and will prevent the student from graduating. Any costs for these tests/certifications will be the responsibility of the applicant.
What you learn
This Micro-credential (course) provides students with a brief introduction to child development. This course is designed for students in a pre-apprenticeship program demonstrating an interest in studying early childhood education and gaining knowledge about children’s development and the importance of the early years. Students will review the theories of development along with an overview of prenatal development and possible complications in the developing fetus. Students will study the developmental stages from birth to early adolescence while considering all the developmental domains (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development).
This Micro-credential (course) provides students with a brief introduction to How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years and Child Care. This course is designed for students in a pre-apprenticeship program demonstrating an interest in studying how to support children and families in the early years. Students will explore how to implement curriculum and pedagogy while working within the 4 Foundations of well-being, expression, belonging and engagement. Students will also begin to practice skills necessary in the process of pedagogical documentation. They will also examine the importance of building relationships and will engage in reflective practice, reflecting on their own personal biases that could affect their interactions while working with children and families.
This online, asynchronous, micro-credential has been designed to provide learners with a brief introduction to the Early Years and Child Care Act (CCEYA), professionalism, and the Code of Ethics. Learners will explore aspects of professionalism in the role of an Early Childhood Educator, including advocacy, self-reflection, ethics, and standards. Additionally, learners will explore Ontario’s currently early years systems and framework, including legislation and the regulatory body.
This online, asynchronous, micro-credential provides students with a brief introduction to skills needed to become an effective communicator and explore the importance of teamwork in the field of early childhood education. This course is designed for students in a pre-apprenticeship program, interested in discussing the importance of relationships and examining various communication strategies before engaging in simulations used to practice these skills.
This Micro-credential (course) provides students with a brief introduction to working with children and youth who display various categories of exceptionality. This course is designed for students in a pre-apprenticeship program demonstrating an interest in studying exceptionalities for the first time It is expected that students will acquire knowledge of the inclusive approach and legislation, the importance of partnerships, the role of the early childhood educator as well as the process of early identification. A preview of strategies that can be used when working with children in an inclusive environment will also be presented for reflection.
This online synchronous and asynchronous micro-credential has been designed to provide students with a brief introduction into how to create developmentally appropriate curriculum that engages young children and explores the process of reflective practice. This micro-credential is for students who are in the Pre-ECE Certificate Program, demonstrating an interest in studying early childhood education and gaining skills in relationship building with children.
Certificate Program provides a valuable opportunity for students to experience working with children in a childcare or kindergarten setting. The fieldwork placement experience enables students to apply the knowledge and demonstrate skills taught through the modules completed in the pre-ECE certificate program. Students are given the opportunity to experience the valuable and essential work that early childhood educators can provide in a variety of early learning environments.