Early Childhood Education
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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|
|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-130||Observing Infant and Toddler Development|
|ECEP-131||Child Centred Curriculum|
|ECEP-133||Health and Wellness Practice|
|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-239||Preschool Curriculum: Supporting Children's Inquiry|
|GNED-129||Principles of Psychology|