Program

Programming for Young Children

Programming for Young Children

Early Childhood Educators play a critical role in strengthening early childhood development – which is the key to achieving at least seven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on poverty, hunger, health (including child mortality), education, gender, water and sanitation, and inequality.

Through active engagement with course content, facilitators, guest speakers and other course candidates, this 3-course professional development series is designed for Early Childhood Educators who want to extend their knowledge and leadership skills to create and nurture environments where early childhood teaching and learning thrives.

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What You’ll Learn

Explore how children grow, change and acquire literacy and numeracy in early years and review current research into brain development and learning. Hone your skills for observing and reporting play behaviours, and examine the importance of the family in educational preparedness and innovative practice.

Practice planning inquiry-based programs and assessment for learning and explore how to build staff capacity, create a positive culture and lead an exemplary early childhood learning environment. Please note: This course will not be counted towards any future Ontario College of Teachers accreditation.

Program Overview

Complete each part of the program sequentially from Part 1-3 to create and nurture environments where early childhood teaching and learning thrives

Program Length

Less than 6 months

Format

Online

Class Size

Under 30 learners

Course Duration

125 Hours

Effort

Varies

Total Investment

$450 per course

Upcoming Courses

There will be sessions on such topics as how children grow and change during the Kindergarten years, recent research into brain development and learning, the acquisition of literacy and numeracy, how classroom management and set-up affects emotional and social well-being, the skills of observing and reporting play behaviours, the importance of the family in educational preparedness, and innovative practice.

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The sessions build on the content and extend the learning of the first Foundations course. Emphasis is placed on planning inquiry-based programs and assessment for learning, of learning and as learning in play-based learning environments.

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Who Should Enroll in This Program

This program has no formal prerequisites, but applicants should be working in occupations related to early childhood education with a desire to broaden their knowledge and enhance their educational leadership skills.

Most Commonly Related Occupations

Early Childhood Educators

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