Early Childhood Education Program

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The Early Childhood Education Program gives the student the skills and occupational competencies necessary in the industry today based upon the Ministry of Education and Child Care approved curriculum.

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British Columbia


Sprott Shaw College – Maple Ridge

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Program Duration

77 Weeks

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StudentAid BC, Scholarship, Line Of Credit, Bursary

The Early Childhood Education Program gives the student the skills and occupational competencies necessary in the industry today based upon the Ministry of Education and Child Care approved curriculum. The diploma program provides the content of the Basic Program in addition to Infant & Toddler development, and Children with Exceptionalities, involving working with children who require extra support in childcare settings. Students in this program will develop a broad range of skills through the study and practice of certified courses in order to develop and lead daily age-appropriate activities for children aimed to help promote social, emotional, physical, cognitive and early literacy development. Students learn to observe children and communicate professionally, when appropriate, children?s progress and/or needs with parents, other staff members and individuals involved with the child?s development. Graduates are eligible to apply for an Early Childhood Educator license from the Ministry of Education and Child Care. This program includes practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field. Sprott Shaw is a member of Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC). Learning Objectives At the end of this program the student will have developed a broad range of skills through the application and understanding of the following learning outcomes: Cultural, economic, and generational influences on developmentMain categories and methods of observational recordingCurrent licensing and registration regulations, development of policies and procedures, floor plans, and childcare center designDevelopment of partnerships with parents, colleagues, and other service providersPositive contemporary child guidance practices, causes and characteristics of inappropriate behaviourPlanning and implementing comprehensive program plans, focusing on social, emotional, cognitive, physical, language and cultural development.Activities to facilitate diversity and multi-cultural experiences and concepts to enhance the curriculumCreating a positive learning environment that includes fun and engaging music and movement activities, enhancing other learning such as language and language skillsThe use of concepts and activities from LEAP BC 2010Resource Booklet and recognizing movement categories and motor skillsCreativity and open-ended, process-oriented creative art activities and experiencesVerbal and non-verbal communication skills and techniques.Design newsletters and communication tools for parents, children and staffSigns and symptoms of common communicable childhood illnessesGoal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, and teamworkInterview techniques and creating an employment package University Transfer Program This program is part of Sprott Shaw?s university transfer initiative for anyone looking to continue their education and pursue a?bachelor?s?degree.? Gaining professional skills and experience from our programs before moving on to complete a full degree is a great way to enjoy the focused, hands-on benefits that Sprott Shaw College offers.? This program qualifies for our University Pathway Programs with the institutions listed below. Click on?the images for more details! City University ? Bachelor of Arts in Management Share this program:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrint

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