The Early Childhood Education program provides a unique balance between theory and hands-on experience. Therefore, the student's learning can be transferred to their interactions with children, birth to 12 years. Recognizing that all aspects of development are interrelated, our program philosophy promotes children's development through a play-based, nurturing environment. Each child is viewed as unique and needs to be provided with choice and challenge. The student's ability to become a responsive caregiver is imperative in facilitating children's feelings of self worth and social-emotional resiliency. This respectful relationship will then provide students with a foundation for establishing connections with families and partners within our communities.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Grade 12 English (ENG4U)
Applicants must have up-to-date immunization records in compliance with the Day Nurseries Act and a valid Standard First Aid certificate before proceeding on field placement. A criminal reference check will also be required for field placements. Strong written and interpersonal skills are recommended. Students are required to complete 30 hours of volunteering in a licensed child care service/school setting, within the first semester or they will not be permitted to proceed to field placement. It is recommended that applicants begin volunteering before classes begin, so as to reduce time constraints during the academic semester. Related work and/or co-op experience is recognized in completion of this requirement. All field placement settings require an up-to-date criminal reference check as a condition of acceptance for placement.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.