Early Learning and Childcare is a 30-level course, divided into five 1-credit modules, making it a 5-credit course in total. To successfully complete this course, students are required to have access to a licensed child care facility for about 10-12 hours for each module. The child care facility options include:
- licensed child care (day care) centre
- licensed preschool (sometimes called a nursery school or playschool)
- approved family day home agency
- licensed out of school care program with children aged five years old
Once students complete all five modules sequentially, they become eligible to apply for a Child Development Assistant Certificate.
CCS 3110 Early Learning and Child Care 1
Students investigate the roles and responsibilities of a child care worker, and develop communication, observation and skills for guiding behaviour.
CCS 3120 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 2
Students will develop skills to assist in promoting the physical, intellectual and language development in children from birth to age six
CCS 3130 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 3
Students will develop skills to assist in promoting the social-emotional and creative development with children from birth to age 6. Students also will examine the development of learning through play.
CCS 3140 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 4
Students will examine family dynamics and issues, as well as the cultural diversity of the children and families under their care. Students also will develop skills to support and promote the cultural identity of children.
CCS 3150 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 5
Students will learn appropriate practices related to routines in a child care program. Students will also plan for the health, safety and well-being of children in child care programs.