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Through interactive classroom learning and integrative field placement experiences, students will develop skills that will enable them to work in collaboration with families, colleagues and communities for the purpose of designing, implementing and evaluating inclusive play-based early learning programs.
Building on a thorough understanding of child development and principles of responsive practice, students will work in partnership with college-operated child development centres, kindergarten classrooms, licensed early learning and care programs and community agencies in order to integrate classroom theory and practice in meaningful and engaging ways.
Conestoga also offers a degree program related to the early childhood field. Two-year Ontario College Diploma program Location: Doon Kitchener First-Year Capacity: The January intake offers the opportunity for accelerated completion. The program is delivered in four consecutive semesters.
Successfully completing the Human Services Foundations program prior to applying to the Early Childhood Education diploma program is an opportunity to obtain a year of personal growth and education that may contribute to success in this career-focused program.
If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
A sound background in English is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Successful placement completion is required for students to progress to program completion. A complete immunization record including MMR and Tdap.
Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended during flu season October - March.
Evidence of current 1-step completed within 1 year of your program start date. Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. Acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency; some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of placement start date.
Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.Prekindergarten, Kindergarten Registration begins April 9 -view our At-A-Glance Guide The Early Childhood Program is dedicated to helping our youngest children by providing early learning opportunities across multiple settings and programs.
Recordings, slides and handouts from every webinar presented on Early Childhood Investigations Webinars. Certificates are available for recorded webinars. Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families—from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more!
Back to Top. Elementary Field Option (Concentration in a Subject Area) 4 Year Course Rotation; Please note that this degree program does not lead to an Elementary Education Teaching Endorsement or Elementary Classroom Certification, nor to an endorsement certification .
Learn why the Common Core is important for your child. What parents should know; Myths vs. facts. Archived: Information on early childhood education including preschool and child care, reading and learning, assistance for parents and more.