Native Early Childhood Education
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Binoojiinyag Kinoomaadwin

  • Campus:
  • First Nations Sites (K951)
  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program emphasizes traditional healing methods and provides students with the unique opportunity to develop self-awareness and the mental and spiritual healing so often needed by care givers. An appreciation for natiGraduates will be rewarded by their direct work with young children and their families as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The opportunity for career advancement, financial and job security are also attractive characteristics in the field of early childhood education.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Graduates are eligible to participate in a Transfer Agreement in St. Clair's DSW and CYW programs
  • University graduates of Arts and Social Sciences will be granted credit towards this program - Please refer to ECE Accelerated
  • Graduates may be granted credit toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at Nipissing University or the University of Windsor
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the Association for Early Childhood Education Ontario
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Working as early childhood educators and child care workers, graduates are uniquely prepared to address the culturally-based and culturally specific needs of First Nations communities.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Accepted applicants must submit proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to entry into the program.

Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.

FIELD PLACEMENTS
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 the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: K951

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
FAW100
3
Foundations of Academic Writing
NEC102
4
Child Growth and Development 1
NEC104
4
Methods 1: Role of the Teacher
NST105
2
Aboriginal Languages
NST150G
3
Introduction to Native Studies
ECE117
3
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
SSC160
3
Basic Psychology

Semester 2
COM200
3
Communications
NEC202
3
Child Growth and Development II
NEC204
3
Methods II: Curriculum Planning
NEC205
4
Positive Relationships
NEC200
12
Field Work I

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
NEC304
4
Methods III: Advanced Applications
NEC309
4
Exceptional Child
NEC311
3
Infant and Toddler Care
ECE303
2
Health, Nutrition and Safety
NEC300
12
Field Work II
NST306G
3
Community Development


Semester 4
ECE311
3
School Age Curriculum
ECE411
2
Issues in Early Childhood Education
NEC404
4
Methods IV: Program Management
NEC408
3
Day Care in the Community
NEC400
12
Field Work III
NST205G
3
Native Culture - Artistic Expression