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Early Childhood Education Diploma

Applicants who started High School in Ontario in Sept 1999 or later and have their OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U) University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus Grade 12 English-ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U. Mature students visit Admissions Procedures.

ORIENTATION, ECE 101N, is mandatory for all students prior to beginning the Continuing Education Early Childhood Education program.

Advanced standing MAY be given upon presentation of a post-secondary transcript, and appropriate course outlines. Please submit these to the Continuing Education Office, to the attention of the ECE Program Officer.

Employers who provide our Field Placement settings require a clear police record check for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into a Field Placement. This may restrict the opportunities of Field Placements and impede students from completing the full program and/or securing employment.

NOTE: Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification must be obtained PRIOR to Field Placements.

Academic Dismissal Policy - Students who fail the same course twice may be subject to academic dismissal.

Please note: Students are required to complete the ECE program within a seven year period. Students who exceed the seven year limit will be required to repeat courses.

If you are in the process of working towards an Early Childhood Education Diploma through part-time studies and would like a consultation on the courses required or how best to complete your program, please contact the coordinator at 519-972-2727 ext. 4541 (Windsor) or 519-354-0714 ext. 3252 (Chatham). As well, to arrange field placements, please contact 519-972-2727 ext. 4541 (Windsor) or 519-354-0714 ext. 3252 (Chatham).

A graduate of the Early Childhood Education Program at St. Clair College may receive up to one half of the credits toward a diploma in the Developmental Services Worker Program.

Required courses:
Note: The pre-requisites must have been successfully completed prior to enrolling into a course. You must take this into consideration with planning your semester.

Semester 1 ECE114 Creating Curriculum with Young Children I
ECE117 Introduction to ECE
ECE120 Positive Child Guidance
ECE122 Preschool Development and Best Practices
ECE133 Observation of Young Children
SSC160 Basic Psychology
SEMESTER 2 ECE205G Anti-Oppression in Canadian Society
ECE211 Curriculum Methods: Literacy and Movement
ECE213 Preparation for Field Placement I
ECE229 Field Placement I
ECE314 Infant/Toddler Development and Best Practices
ECE420 Professionalism and Working with Families
FAW100 Foundations of Academic Writing I
SEMESTER 3 ECE303 Health, Nutrition and Safety
ECE308 Development of Children with Diverse Abilities
ECE313 Preparation for Field Placement II
ECE329 Field Placement II
ECE419 School Age Development & Best Practices
ELEC1030 General Education Elective
SEMESTER 4 ECE203G Relations & Family Dynamics
ECE403 Emergent Curriculum
ECE413 Field Preparation for ECE417
ECE414 Issues and Administration
ECE421 Inclusion of Children with Diverse Abilities
ECE429 Field Placement III
ORIENTATION TO ECE
ECE 101N
This workshop is mandatory for all students prior to beginning your first field placement. Students are required to bring with them a copy of their CPT score, high school transcript or results of mature student testing, as well as any other post secondary transcripts you may have. Topics which will be discussed in this workshop include advanced standings, prior learning assessment, an overview of the entire ECE program, electives, transferability to or from University, and the regulations and expectations for field placements. $15.00.
Spring
WINDSOR 070 1646 May 7 Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
CREATING CURRICULUM YOUNG CHILDREN I
ECE 114
This course will introduce the student to the concept of Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum. Students will plan and implement small and large group activities in music, movement and the visual arts. Students will demonstrate methods for adapting curriculum to meet the range of developmental needs of children. Students will also develop the practice of self-reflection through the evaluation of their activity plans. 3 units of credit. $261.66.
Spring
CHATHAM 550 1162 May 10-Jun 16 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT & BEST PRACTICES
ECE 122
This course examines the sequence of typical development in children (2.5-6 years of age). It explores best practices that promote optimal learning and development in a group care setting that are consistent with research and the growing understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices among Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.s). 3 units of credit. $249.20 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1268 May 12-Jul 14 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
RELATIONSHIPS & FAMILY DYNAMICS
ECE 203G
An examination of the dynamics of functional and dysfunctional family systems and the impact of childhood upbringing on adult relationships. Principles and strategies for building and maintaining healthy intimacy in relationships; and identifying and releasing unhealthy and destructive relationship patterns are explored. 3 units of credit. $249.20 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1269 May 12–Jul 14 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
ANTI-OPPRESSION IN CANADIAN SOCIETY
ECE 205G
This course focuses on oppression and anti-oppression as they relate to social inequality and life circumstances. The course is comprised of five dimensions: theoretical, exploration of personal values and focus on particular populations according to student interest. Racism, ableism, ageism, colonialism, homophobia, antisemitism, sexism and other forms of institutionalized oppression are considered in relation to the experiences, needs, and responses of populations who have been historically excluded, disadvantaged, and oppressed. 3 units of credit. $249.20 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1224 May 11-July 13 Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
CURRICULUM METHODS: LITERACY and MOVEMENT
ECE 211
A look at movement, music and literacy for the development of early childhood education curriculum. Pre-requisite: ECE114, ECE118. 3 units of credit. $249.20 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1152 May 2 – July 11 Mon, 6:00P-10:00
Preparation for Field Placement I
ECE 213
This course prepares the Early Childhood Education student for Field Placement 1 which will be completed in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-requisite: ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE120, ECE 122, ECE133, SSC160. $74.76.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1184 Apr 4, 5, 6 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
HEALTH, NUTRITION & SAFETY
ECE 303
This course prepares the student to provide the basic health, safety and nutritional needs of children in Early Childhood Education settings. Strategies used by Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.) to educate children and their families about developmentally appropriate practices and the benefits of active living will be discussed. Strategies for protecting and promoting the health and well-being of the R.E.C.E. will be discussed as well. 2 units of credit. $186.90.
Spring
CHATHAM 555 1235 July 5-Aug 4 Tue, Thu 6:00P-9:00P
FIELD PREP FOR ECE317
ECE 313
This course prepares the Early Childhood Education student for Field Placement 2 which will be completed in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-requisite: ECE 211, ECE 205G, ECE 217. $74.76.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1270 Apr 11, 12, 13 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT
ECE 314
This course examines the sequence of typical development in children (birth to 30 months of age). It explores best practices that promote optimal learning and development in a group care setting that are consistent with research and the growing understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices among Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.s). $249.20.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1281 May 12-Jul 14 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
EMERGENT CURRICULUM
ECE 403
This course deals with the practical application of Piagetian theories of development in educational programs for young children, with a focus on child centered and interactive approaches. The students will explore the similarities and differences of the High/Scope approach, the Reggio Emilia approach, and the method developed by Maria Montessori. Pre-requisite: ECE 312, ECE 314, ECE 317 2 units of credit. $186.90 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1094 May 2-Jul 11 Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
FIELD PREP FOR ECE 417
ECE 413
This course prepares the Early Childhood Education student for Field Placement 3 which will be completed in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-requisite: ECE 203G, ECE 211, ECE 303, ECE 312, ECE314, ECE 317. $74.76.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1271 Apr 18, 19, 20 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
ISSUES AND ADMINISTRATION
ECE 414
This course provides an overview of the operational issues involved in the delivery of child care services in Ontario. Past and present issues specific to the early childhood education profession will be considered as the students develop their practical knowledge of all phases of effective early childhood education programs. Pre-requisite: ECE122, ECE211, ECE303, ECE314, ECE317. 2 units of credit. $186.90 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR May 10-June 28 Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
PROFESSIONALISM AND WORKING WITH FAMILIES
ECE 420
This course is designed to help the student develop an awareness of the concerns of parents and provide them with strategies to support parents and their families. The student will examine different family systems and acquire skills to help support positive relationships with parents, which includes facilitating adult problem solving, planning interviews and planning meetings with families. Pre-requisite: ECE122, ECE117. 3 units of credit. $249.20 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1038 May 10-Jul 12 Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES
ECE 421
This course is designed to help students examine attitudes, values and beliefs towards children with diverse abilities within an inclusive environment. Generic strategies for adapting the learning environment and providing accessibility will be explored. There will be a historical focus on Canadian legislation and the social and medical disability perspectives. In supporting children with diverse abilities, the referral process, collaboration with families and community resources will be analyzed. $186.90.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1282 May 11-Jul 13 Wed, 6:30P-9:30P

Field Placements

Field Placements to be arranged. Contact your ECE program coordinator for details.

FIELD PLACEMENT I
ECE 229
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE133, SSC160. Co-Requisite: ECE213 9 units of credit. $175.00.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1177 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1176 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT II
ECE 329
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE122, ECE133, ECE211, ECE229, ECE314, ECE420, FAW100. Co-Requisite: ECE313. 9 units of credit. $175.00.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1178 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1180 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT III
ECE 429
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE114, ECE 120, ECE122, ECE133, ECE303, ECE308, ECE314, ECE329, ECE414. Co-requisite: ECE413. 9 units of credit. $175.00.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1179 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1181 Individually arranged

Chemical Dependency Program

Available through part-time study, this program is designed for human service providers in addiction and non-addiction services, as well as those planning to enter the field. The program is structured to develop therapeutic attitudes and skills in the management of clients with alcohol and/or drug dependency.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Diploma/Degree in Human Services or the Health field

OR

Grade 12 Diploma PLUS 24 months of paid or volunteer work in the addictions field with a verification letter.

An interview with the Program Coordinator is required for all new students. You may arrange this by calling 519-354-9714 ext. 3975 (Chatham) or 519-972-2711 (Windsor.)

Program Pre-requisites: SSC 160 Basic Psychology
CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse
Required Courses: CDC 130 Treatment Process and Systems in Addiction
CDC 140 Families, Addictions and Other Systems
CDC 205 Communications and Addiction
CDC 118 Introduction to Counselling Skills and Addiction
CDC 150 Introduction to Group Skills and Addiction
CDC 160 Professional Dev't/Ethics in the Addiction Field
CDC 170 Field Practicum

Note: SSC 160 Basic Psychology & CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse are pre-requisites for all other courses. The remaining courses should be taken in the sequence listed and CDC 170 Field Practicum must be the final course taken.

Basic Psychology
SSC 160
FAMILIES, ADDICTIONS AND OTHER SYSTEMS
CDC 140
Designed to introduce the student to chemical dependency as a family and community problem, this course will examine the structure and function of families and other systems. Stressed are the impacts of chemical dependency on families and the community – appropriate treatment interventions. Pre-requisites: CDC120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse & SSC160 Basic Psychology. 3 units of credit. $261.66 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1065 May 11-Jul 27 Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 1070 May 9-Jun 20 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
INTRODUCTION TO GROUP SKILLS & ADDICTION
CDC 150
This course is designed to develop basic skills in group leadership. Building on an understanding of the theory of groups, types of groups and theory of leadership, students will have an opportunity to practice facilitation techniques and problem-solving in group therapy simulations. Pre-requisite: CDC120 Basic Studies In Substance Abuse & SSC160 Basic Psychology. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8. 3 units of credit. $261.66 Text extra.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1066 May 10-Jul 26 Tue, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 1032 May 10-Jun 16 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
FIELD PRACTICUM
CDC 170
This field project is designed to provide students with learning experiences related to the promotion of health and prevention of addictions-related problems. The individual project will be determined by the student in consultation with the teacher. Students will discuss the progress of the project with the teacher. 4 units of credit. $150.00.
Spring
WINDSOR 050 1067 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1049 Individually arranged

Community Living Program

BY REFERRAL ONLY. This program is intended to develop the students' level of competency in the basic living skills necessary to be an independent member of society. All courses are 10 weeks, 20 hours. For further information regarding program referral, call Karen Boal at 519-969-8188, ext 229, or Continuing Education at 519-972-2711.

Next Intakes: September 2016 and January 2017

Required Courses: CLS 109 Money Management
CLS 114 Meal Preparation and Basic Cooking
CLS 108 Independent Living and the Law
CLS 113 Health and Hygiene
CLS 111 Communication and Personal Empowerment
CLS 112 Consumer Awareness
CLS 110 Personal Service Needs
CLS 115 Social Skill Building and Recreation
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Start and end dates are indicated beneath each course description.

Questions? Call:
519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Chatham) or
1-800-387-0524 (toll-free) or send an E-mail to: coned@stclaircollege.ca.

Registration Info:

Campus Locations:

Windsor

South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor

Chatham

Thames Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham

Leamington

South Essex Community Council 215 Talbot St. E. Leamington

Online

Online Delivery

Distance

Distance Learning by paper-based correspondence

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