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  • Objectives
    This unique alternate delivery Early Childhood Education program allows participants to complete their diploma while continuing to work in the field. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe, stimulating learning environment that ensures the total development of the young child. The social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative growth of the child is examined through academic studies as well as through practical experiences. To meet the individual child's needs, students must acquire knowledge in curriculum planning and teaching methods. The program requires students' active involvement thus developing self-awareness, communication skills, sensitivity, and interpersonal skills.
  • Practical experience
    Field placements are an important component of the program. As students will already have work experience, individualized placement plans will be worked out with each student.
  • Entry requirements
    Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario is offering an Early Childhood Education diploma program geared specifically to those who are currently working in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Academic Title
    Early Childhood Education - Alternate Delivery Diploma
  • Course description
          Semester 1
        * ENG1500   -   003   -   Communication I

          This course gives students practice in the foundations of writing (particularly in structural and editorial issues), reading, speaking and effective listening.

        * ECE1050   -   003   -   Health & Nutrition

          This course deals with the teacher's role in helping children from birth to 12 years of age to experience a sense of wellness. The dimensions of wellness - health, safety, and nutrition - are explored in terms of their interrelatedness.

        * ECE1115   -   003   -   Intro to Early Childhood Education

          This course serves as an introduction to the early childhood education field. It presents an overview of all dimensions of the field of ECE including: history, Day Nurseries Act, professionalism, teacher's role, routines, schedules, and child guidance. This course serves as a foundation for all other ECE courses.

        * ECE1120   -   003   -   Child Growth & Development I

          This is the first of two courses dealing with an in-depth study of the developing child from conception to adolescence, with emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. This part reflects the study of development from conception to age two. Teaching children involves setting up a learning environment to meet the needs of the child, guiding the child through the learning experience, and finally, evaluating and extending the child's learning experience. In order to do this effectively, the teacher must be able to recognize at which stage of development each child is in what development leads to that stage, and what development follows that stage. At the same time, it is necessary to appreciate each child as an individual and to know the numerous factors that influence human development.

        * ECE1130   -   001   -   Field Seminar I

          This course serves as an introduction to professionalism in the field of ECE. Students will explore curriculum planning, goal setting, and professional behaviour. A one-week community placement is a component of this course.

        * ECE1140   -   003   -   The Creative Environment - Learning

          This course examines the principles of creating indoor and outdoor learning environments. Specific inclusions for both indoor and outdoor will also be identified. An important component in the development of creative learning environments is the child's play. Historical understandings of play and stages of play will be examined in detail.

          Semester 2

        * ECE1201   -   003   -   Curriculum Planning I

          Prerequisite: Successful completion of core ECE first semester courses. This course is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to develop and implement curriculum for children in ECE environments. The focus will be on the "arts for humanities" for example, music, language, literature, and social studies. The student will explore the elements of the "arts" as they relate specifically to the child, from birth to 12 years of age. Cognitive, psychological, and psychomotor developmental goals will be used as the framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

        * ECE1205   -   003   -   Observing and Recording

          This course introduces students to the various techniques used by professionals in observing and recording the development of children in a variety of settings. Topics such as confidentiality and the use of observations as a basis for developmentally appropriate practice will be addressed. Graduate early childhood educators must be able to assess, through observation, children's needs in order to plan and implement quality programs.

        * ECE1220   -   003   -   Child Growth And Development II

          Prerequisite: ECE1120 This course is a continuation of ECE 1120 and deals with the child's normal patterns of development from age three to age 12, with emphasis on social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

        * ECE1230   -   001   -   Field Seminar II

          This course further examines elements of professionalism in the field of ECE. Requirements of Field Practicum II will also be explored.

        * ECE1240   -   006   -   Field Practicum II

          This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop the skills learned in Field Seminar I and other course work of second semester. To become qualified to work with young children, the student must have a mastery of practical skills which have academic knowledge as their base. The mastery of these skills can only occur if students are provided with the opportunity to interact with children and to plan appropriate curriculum in early learning environments. The practicum is a six-week block in a community agency. The College will strive to place students in a preschool setting.

        * ECE1295   -   003   -   Child Guidance

          Prerequisite: ECE 1120

          Semester 3

        * ECE2040   -   003   -   Anti-Bias Curriculum

          This course is designed to allow students to explore their own values as they relate to multicultural issues in the field of early childhood education and to discuss differing values in society regarding the upbringing and education of children. The student will learn to develop culturally sensitive curriculum.

        * ECE2301   -   003   -   Curriculum Planning II

          Prerequisite: Successful completion of core ECE first year courses. This course is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to develop and implement curriculum for children in ECE environments. The focus will be on the "sciences" for example, math, science, and computers. The student will explore the elements of the "humanities" as they relate specifically to the child, from birth to 12 years of age. Cognitive, psychological, and psychomotor developmental goals will be used as the framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

        * ECE2320   -   003   -   Infant Care

          Prerequisite: ECE 1120, ECE 1220, ECE 1114, ECE 1190 This course is designed to equip the student with knowledge and methods of caring for the very young child, as a profession. The infant's growth and development are studied, as well as practical skills needed for working with infants.

        * ECE2330   -   001   -   Field Seminar III

          This course further examines elements of professionalism in the field of ECE. Requirements of Field Practicum III will also be explored.

        * ECE2340   -   004   -   Field Practicum III

          This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop the skills learned in Field Practicum II and other course work of third semester. To become qualified to work with young children, the student must have a mastery of practical skills which have academic knowledge as their base. The mastery of these skills can only occur if students are provided with the opportunity to interact with children and to plan appropriate curriculum in early learning environments. The practicum is a six-week block in a community agency. The College will strive to place students in an infant/toddler setting.

          Semester 4

        * ECE2051   -   003   -   Research Methods

          This course is designed to enable students to correctly interpret and critique a research paper. Key components of research design will be introduced.

        * ECE2395   -   003   -   Family Liaison

          Prerequisites: Successful completion of core ECE first year courses. In this course, students are given the opportunity to discuss parenting styles and parent education. An important role of the educator in preschool settings is that of interaction with parents. In order for students to be able to work towards being effective in these interactions, they must have the opportunity to examine parenting styles and effective parenting, and to discuss their feelings about these topics.

        * ECE2430   -   001   -   Field Seminar IV

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        * ECE2455   -   004   -   Program for the School Age Child

          This course examines the skills required to work with children six to twelve years of age. Enhanced child guidance strategies, curriculum planning, healthcare issues, and social learning strategies will be explored. Enhanced skills regarding interactions with parents will also be explored.

        * ENG1700   -   003   -   Communication II

          This course is designed to develop and enhance reading, writing and speaking skills. Special attention is given to business letters, memoranda and report writing.

          Semester 5
        * ECE2315   -   003   -   Curriculum Models In ECE

          Prerequisite: Successful completion of core ECE first year courses.

        * ECE2410   -   003   -   Administration For Ece Environments

          Prerequisites: Successful completion of core ECE courses in first, second and third semesters. This course deals with the development, organization, and administration of child care centres.

        * ECE2431   -   003   -   Abuse In The Family

          Prerequisite: Successful completion of core ECE third semester courses. This course studies the indicators and effects of child abuse in relation to the child, parent, and society. The professionals' roles, especially teachers', in detecting, reporting, and handling child abuse are stressed. The course also includes the history of abuse as well as the Child and Family Services Act.

        * ECE2440   -   006   -   Field Practicum IV

          This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop the skills learned in Field Placement IV and other course work of fourth semester. To become qualified to work with young children, the student must have a mastery of practical skills which have academic knowledge as their base. The mastery of these skills can only occur if students are provided with the opportunity to interact with children and to plan appropriate curriculum in early learning environments. The practicum is a six-week block in a community agency, the College will strive to place students on a school age setting.

        * ECE2450   -   003   -   Inclusive Theory & Practices

          This course is designed to develop the student's abilities in developing inclusive environments. Psychological principles concerning children who have intellectual, communication, behavioural, physical, or multiple exceptionalities will be examined. The emphasis placed on programming will reflect theory of normalization.

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