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Careers may be found as Early Childhood Educators working with children in licensed child care centres, nursery schools, after-school programs, private home child care and Head Start programs.

Program Information

Campus: OSHKI
Credential Awarded: Ontario College Diploma
Awarding Institution: OSHKI / Canadore College
Program Length: 5 Semesters (over 2 years - one summer semester and field placement)
Start Date: September 2020*

*start dates are subject to change

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario High School Diploma with Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U) or Mature Student Test (19 years +)

Note: Low enrollment may result in cancellation of this program

Required

  • Vulnerable sector criminal reference check
  • Complete up-to-date immunization
  • First Aid - CPR level C
  • Year 1 – 2 step TB test
  • Year 2 – 1 step TB test

Program Description

In partnership with Canadore College, OSHKI-WENJACK’s uniquely blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for the majority of the program You will take courses through on-line and independent study at home and attend classes in Thunder Bay twice per semester.

A Diploma in Early Childhood Education prepares you for a career as an Early Childhood Educator Employment opportunities may include employment in Licensed Child Care Centres, Nursery schools, before and after school programs, private home child care, Aboriginal Head Start Programs and Kindergarten

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ECE 111 - Child Development I - 42 hours 
  • ECE 118 - Health, Safety and Nutrition - 42 hours 
  • ECE 120 - introduction to Practice - 28 hours 
  • ECE 125 - Observation I - 28 hours 
  • ECE 145 - Guidance and Self-Regulation - 42 hours 
  • CMM 125 - College Communication I - 42 hours 
  • HUM 100 - Interpersonal Relations - 42 hours 

Total hours: 266

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 100 - Language and Literacy - 30 hours 
  • ECE 156 - Supporting Infants and Toddlers - 20 hours 
  • ECE 115 - Supporting Preschool Children - 30 hours 
  • ECE 135 - Child Development II - 30 hours 
  • ECE 140 - Field Placement I: 4 Week Placement (3 weeks in Thunder Bay and 1 week in community) - 154 hours 
  • SOC 100 - Foundations of Sociology - 42 hours 

Total hours: 306

THIRD SEMESTER

  • ECE 227 - Working With Diverse Families - 18 hours
  • ECE 226 - Advocacy in Early Education - 18 hours
  • ECE 245 - Diversity and Inclusion - 18 hours
  • ECE 255 - Outdoor Education - 18 hours
  • GED 110 - Introduction to Personal Finance - 42 hours
  • HUM 200 - Group Dynamics - 42 hours
  • ECE 235 - Supporting School Age Children - 18 hours

Total hours: 174

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • ECE 204 - Math and Science for Young Children - 27 hours
  • ECE 223 Field Placement II: 5 week Field Placement (3 weeks in Thunder Bay and 1 week in community) - 218 hours
  • CLT 100 - Canada's First Peoples - 42 hours
  • ECE 228 - Specialty Curriculum and Theory - 27 hours
  • ECE 222 - Creative Arts - 27 hours

Total hours: 341

FIFTH SEMESTER

  • ECE 212 - Special Education - 27 hours
  • ECE 218 - Administration in Early Learning Settings - 27 hours
  • ECE 265 - Field Placement III: 5 week Field Placement (3 weeks in Thunder Bay and 1 week in community) - 184 hours
  • ECE 236 - Kindergarden Environments - 18 hours
  • ECE 250 - Children's Technology - 9 hours

Total hours: 265


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Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454
Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: ahead@oshki.ca

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