Pures – Early Childhood Education

Program Description
Credential Earned: Ontario College Diploma
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Program Status: Jan, May, Sep

Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s) are professionals who are part of a multidisciplinary team that may include behavioural therapists, speech pathologists, consultants, parents and school representatives. They assist children to make a successful transition to, and integration into the school system. In addition to working with infants and children up to 12 years old, Early Childhood Educators will also be part of a team and expected to work in a professional and competent manner with staff, parents, and community members. Graduates require good communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as sound judgment.
Besides planning and conducting the regular routines of the day, students will have the opportunity to observe children to determine their present skill level in each developmental area. Students will research, plan, carry out and evaluate a full range of program and curriculum activities designed to help each child reach his/her full developmental potential. A distinct feature of the program is the opportunity it offers students to gain practical work experience in a variety of settings: day care centres, nursery schools, parent resource centres, toy-lending libraries, junior and senior kindergartens, and before- and after-school programs throughout the community.

Career Opportunities
Early Childhood Educators/ECE’s may find employment in daycare centres, nursery schools, agencies or recreation departments, toy-lending libraries, college day care labs, friendship centres,Ontario Early Years Centres, family resource centres, early learning literacy programs, hospital play rooms and Full-day early learning programs in JK/SK classrooms.

Start Date
January, May, September

  • Semester 1
    AA1063 Behaviour Intervention
    AA1093 Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan
    CM1913 Communications I – Model B
    EC1023 Principles of Child Care
    EC1033 Methods of Child Care
    EC1053 School Age Environment
    HS1022 Community Services 1st Year Orientation
    PS1163 Developmental Psychology

    Semester 2
    AA2041 Community Service Learning
    AA2063 Autism Spectrum Disorders
    CM2913 Communications II – Module B
    DS4063 Health and Nutrition
    EC2003 Creative Teaching Strategies
    EC2013 Creative Arts Workshop
    EC2023 Pre-School Environment
    EC2043 ECE Reflective Practice
    SW2023 Conflict Resolution/Mediation

  • Semester 3
    AA3053 Understanding the Family
    AA3063 Building Family Support
    EC2033 Working with Diversity
    EC3001 ECE Fieldwork Seminar
    EC4016 Child Care Administration
    EC4033 Infant Toddler Programming
    EC3016 ECE Fieldwork Placement

    Semester 4
    EC4000 Fieldwork (5 weeks)
    EC4001 Fieldwork (5 weeks)
    EC4051 Fieldwork (5 weeks)
    EC4061 ECE Fieldwork Seminar (1 day/month)