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1-800-268-4419 (in Ontario)

P.O. Box 631 Station A
Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9

Early Childhood Education

Program Code 7010
Program Name Early Childhood Education
Description Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program offers in-depth learning experiences, focusing on the developmental stages of childhood.

All students entering ECE programs must have an English assessment first. Please call 416-289-5300 or visit centennialcollege.ca/assessment for information or to book your assessment online. You must be at COMM-160 or COMM-161 level to begin this program.

Due to the nature of the ECE program, students must provide a recent Police Reference Check prior to each field practicum and required courses. A criminal record or charges pending before the courts in regard to crimes against vulnerable populations may determine eligibility for courses and completion of the program.

Note: This program requires that some assignments and all practicums occur in full-time, weekday childcare settings or full-day kindergarten programs that are being supervised by Registered Early Childhood Educators.
Admission Requirements Upon successful completion of the four units outlined below, you will receive an Early Childhood Education Diploma and will be recognized in the field as a fully-qualified Early Childhood Educator.

If you are a new student to our program, need any assistance with your course planning or if you are a student who has not taken any courses in the past years, please contact your Coordinator, Lynn Haines by e-mail at lhaines@centennialcollege.ca.

Notes You must complete each semester of study before continuing with the next semester. This also includes field placements. A minimum of C grade is required in all core ECE courses to continue within the program.

Graduates will then be required to join the College of Early Childhood Educators to practice as an RECE. For more information on this process go to http://www.college-ece.ca/

College of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario

The College of Early Childhood Educators will directly handle all Professional Registration of ECE in order to practice and any applications from Canadian/International applicants who require an individual assessment of their educational credentials. Please contact the College of Early Childhood Educators (http://www.college-ece.ca/) for more information regarding this process.

Contact Name Lynn Haines
Contact Telephone 416-289-5000, ext. 2337
Contact Email lhaines@centennialcollege.ca

Mandatory Courses

New Model Route

Semester 1
ECEP-101--- Keys to Success in ECE
ECEP-102--- The Learning Environment: The Third Teacher
ECEP-103--- The Healthy Development of the Whole Child
ECEP-104--- An Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECEP-105--- Field Preparation
COMM-160/161--- College Communication 1(ESL)*

Semester 2
ECEP-130--- Observable Child Development
ECEP-131--- The Child at the Centre of the Curriculum
ECEP-132--- Guidance and the Individual Child
ECEP-133--- Health and Wellbeing of Young Children
CECS 105--- Field Placement 1: Infant and Toddler (ECEP -135 equivalent)
COMM-170/171--- College Communications 2/(ESL)*
GNED-129--- Principles of Human Behaviour**

Semester 3
ECEP-229--- Curriculum: Project Development
ECEP-230--- Guidance: Empowering Children's Independence
ECEP-231--- Child Development: Theoretic Perspectives
ECEP-232--- Understanding and Communicating with Families
CECS-106--- Preschool Field Practicum (ECEP-235 equivalent)
GNED-500--- Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action**

Semester 4
ECEP-233--- Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
ECEP-234--- Preschool and School Curriculum
ECEP-236--- Advocacy and the Emerging Professional
ECEP-237--- Child Abuse
CECS-107--- Preschool, School-Age, Specialized Field Practicum (ECEP 245 equivalent)
GNED--- General Education Elective **


* Students are required to complete an assessment in order to be placed into the correct level of English - please see www.centennialcollege.ca/skillsassessment or call 416-289-5300 for details.
**General Education electives may be taken at any time.
Course Code Course Name
CECS-105 Field Placement 1: Infant and Toddler
CECS-106 Field Practicum - Preschool
CECS-107 Final Practicum - Specialized
COMM-160 College Communications 1
COMM-170 College Communication 2
ECEP-101 Keys to Success in ECE
ECEP-102 The Learning Environment: The Third Teacher
ECEP-103 The Healthy Development of the Whole Child
ECEP-104 An Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECEP-105 Field Preparation
ECEP-130 Observing Infant and Toddler Development
ECEP-131 Child Centred Curriculum
ECEP-132 Guidance 1
ECEP-133 Health and Wellness Practice
ECEP-230 Guidance 2
ECEP-231 Observing Preschool and School-Age Development
ECEP-232 Understanding and Communicating with Families
ECEP-233 Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
ECEP-234 Preschool/School-Age Curriculum: The Project Approach
ECEP-236 Advocacy and the Emerging Professional
ECEP-237 Child Abuse
ECEP-239 Preschool Curriculum: Supporting Children's Inquiry
GNED-129 Principles of Psychology
GNED-500 Global Citizenship
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