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.
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.
Academic Dismissal Policy - Students who fail the same course twice may be subject to academic dismissal.
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.
ORIENTATION TO ECE
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.
WINDSOR 070 1646 May 7 Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
CREATING CURRICULUM YOUNG CHILDREN I
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.
CHATHAM 550 1162 May 10-Jun 16 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT & BEST PRACTICES
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.
WINDSOR 050 1268 May 12-Jul 14 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
RELATIONSHIPS & FAMILY DYNAMICS
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.
WINDSOR 050 1269 May 12–Jul 14 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
ANTI-OPPRESSION IN CANADIAN SOCIETY
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.
WINDSOR 050 1224 May 11-July 13 Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
CURRICULUM METHODS: LITERACY and MOVEMENT
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.
WINDSOR 050 1152 May 2 – July 11 Mon, 6:00P-10:00
Preparation for Field Placement I
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.
WINDSOR 050 1184 Apr 4, 5, 6 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
HEALTH, NUTRITION & SAFETY
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.
CHATHAM 555 1235 July 5-Aug 4 Tue, Thu 6:00P-9:00P
FIELD PREP FOR ECE317
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.
WINDSOR 050 1270 Apr 11, 12, 13 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT
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.
WINDSOR 050 1281 May 12-Jul 14 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
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.
WINDSOR 050 1094 May 2-Jul 11 Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
FIELD PREP FOR ECE 417
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.
WINDSOR 050 1271 Apr 18, 19, 20 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
ISSUES AND ADMINISTRATION
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.
WINDSOR May 10-June 28 Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
PROFESSIONALISM AND WORKING WITH FAMILIES
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.
WINDSOR 050 1038 May 10-Jul 12 Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES
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.
WINDSOR 050 1282 May 11-Jul 13 Wed, 6:30P-9:30P
Field Placements to be arranged. Contact your ECE program coordinator for details.
FIELD PLACEMENT I
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.
WINDSOR 050 1177 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1176 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT II
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.
WINDSOR 050 1178 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1180 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT III
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.
WINDSOR 050 1179 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1181 Individually arranged
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.
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.)