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.
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.
Less than 6 months
Under 30 learners
$450 per course
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.View Course
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.View Course