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What children learn and experience in their early years has an impact on their entire future.  These courses provide knowledge and practical skills to deliver quality early learning and child care to young children.

As a student in the Early Childhood Education program, you will learn the importance of how play and growth impact development; you will gain skills to offer approproate intellectual stimulation, as well as opportunities for physical, emotional and social development.

Opportunities are expanding as the need for early learning and child care settings increases.  Positions are available in a variety of settings, including full-day infant, pre-school and school age programs, nursery schools, Headstart, full-day kindergarten programs and other Child and Family resource facilities

The first course in this program is Introduction to Child Care 10S (ECA10S). This course focuses on:  

  • Individual and family relationships
  • Child development and child care (Baby Think It Over)
  • Family Studies
  • Global perspective of family lifestyles

    Students continuing in this program in Grades 10, 11 and 12 will have the opportunity to develop their skills in:

    • Introduction to Infants
    • Children's Behaviour
    • Child Care Techniques
    • Communication Skills
    • Family Dynamics & Child Abuse
    • Curriculum Planning
    • Applied Child Care
    • Advanced Applied Child Care