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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program at Bow Valley College is designed to provide learners with a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable them to provide high quality developmentally appropriate care to young children. The certificate year focuses on providing students with a concrete blending of theory and practice to enable students to be prepared to plan developmentally appropriate activities and programs based on the ages, abilities and interests of the children in their care.

    Graduates of this certificate program provide quality childcare to young children in various settings and are eligible for Child Development Worker certification from Alberta Child and Youth Services.
  • Practical experience
    There are practical courses associated with the program.
  • Academic Title
    Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
  • Course description
    Courses in Program
    (subject to change)

    FULL-TIME SCHEDULE
    • Child Development: An Introduction
    - Theories of Child Development
    - Children's Physical and Perceptual Development
    - Children's Cognitive and Language Development

    • Health, Safety and Nutrition
    - Health and the Developing Child
    - Creating Safe Environments for the Developing Child
    - Nutrition and the Developing Child

    • Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care
    - Professionalism in the Early Learning and Child Care Workforce
    - Educational Programs in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Characteristics of the Early Learning and Child Care Workforce

    • Program Planning for Early Learning and Child Care
    - Overview of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Development Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers
    - Development Appropriate Practice for Preschoolers

    • Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour
    - Managing Behavioral issues in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Understanding Children’s Emotional Development
    - Understanding Children’s Social Development

    • Fundamentals of Written Communication
    - Writing Essentials
    - Forms of Writing
    - Writing for a Purpose

    • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills
    - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
    - Communication and the World Around Us
    - The Role of Communication in Relationships

    • Developing Through Play
    - The Importance of Play
    - Play and Development
    - Play-Based Music, Math, and Science Education

    • Creative Expression in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Creativity Opportunities and Environments in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Art and Development in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Integrating Creativity into Early Learning and Child Care Programs

    • Literacy and Curriculum in the Early Years
    - Successful Literacy in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Storytelling in Early Learning and Child Care
    - Literacy, Media, and Technology in Early Learning and Child Care
    • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum I
    • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum II
    • Early Learning and Child Care Practicum III

    SUPPORT STRATEGY COURSES (1 credit each):
    • Sentence Structure and Child Care Vocabulary
    • Verbs, Pronouns and Punctuation
    • Writing Paragraphs and Basic Essays
    • Speaking With Confidence
    • Advocating for Yourself and Others
    • Summaries, Paraphrases, Direct Quotes and Citations
    • Improving Listening, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
    • Identifying Biases and Building Cultural Awareness
    • The Importance of Reading Aloud

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