The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of early learning and child-care settings. Through study of such topics as Child Development; Child, Family & Community; as well as practical exposure through practicum placements at child-care agencies, students gain the knowledge and experience needed to become early childhood educators. Graduates receive an Early Childhood Education Certificate (Basic) I certification.
This program is designed for those who wish to qualify as early childhood educators in daycare or preschool centres. You may work as an assistant while attending classes. The program does not qualify students to teach in the public school system. The successful completion of 15 courses (including 9 weeks of practicum time) is required for licensing by the Community Care Facilities Branch.
This program is accredited with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency.
Admission Requirements: Grade 12 (or equivalent), or acceptance under mature student regulations. Applicants who provide evidence of at least 30 hours of paid or volunteer experience in early childhood settings will receive entrance priority.
Application for admission required.
Duration: 908 hours
Program Courses: 15 courses (including 9 weeks of practicum time)
- ECE01 Child Growth & Development I
- ECE02 Child Growth & Development II
- ECE03 Foundations in ECE
- ECE04 Health, Safety and Nutrition
- ECE05 Creative Art
- ECE06 Curriculum I
- ECE07 Curriculum II
- ECE08 Language and Literature
- ECE09 Guiding Behaviour
- ECE10 Music & Movement
- ECE11 Math, Science & Technology
- ECE12 Child, Family & Community
- ECEP01 Practicum I
- ECEP02 Practicum II
- ECEP03 Practicum III
FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register please contact the Ridge Meadows College reception desk at 604-466-6555 (ext. 203) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org