This 35-week Intensive Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to become educators of young children in a variety of early learning settings. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with families and other professionals to support children's learning and development. It emphasizes the development of inclusive play-based curriculum for children from birth to age 12. Students in the program benefit from opportunities to observe the application of best practices in the onsite lab school and to apply their knowledge in real-world settings as they participate in field placements.
Degree from a Canadian university in a related discipline (education, psychology, sociology, recreation); or a Degree from a university outside Canada in a related discipline; or a Community college diploma in one of the following programs, or equivalent human services program: Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Services Worker, Social Service Worker or Recreation.
All eligible candidates must have a minimum of 300 hours of recent work/volunteer experience with groups of young children in supervised settings. Supporting documentation required. Proof of Emergency First Aid certification (St. John Ambulance, Red Cross or equivalent) must be shown prior to the commencement of classes. This certificate must be valid for the duration of the program. There are additional health requirements. See website for more details.
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