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Early Childhood Education (JEE.0K)

Program Description

 

The Early Childhood Education program is a technical program that aims to train students to offer education and basic care to children between 0 and 12 years of age. The intention is to create and maintain an important relationship regarding the psychomotor, physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional and moral developments of the children. These educators also have a role to play in developing, organizing, directing, animating and evaluating educational activities that promote the child’s overall development.
 

Early childhood educators have to establish a partnership between parents and all the other partners in the child’s life. They have to ensure a safe and healthy environment and that any student intervention happens in a collaborative and consultative atmosphere. As such, early childhood educators must necessarily be team players. 
 

Program Details

Completion of this program leads to an Attestation of collegial studies (AEC).
Duration: 2 years/4 semesters (Regular)
                   1 year/2 semesters (Fast Track)

 

Number of units: 41.66 units
Number of program competencies: 16

*This program is also offered in French

Admission Requirements

(Canadian students)

You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet one of the following criteria:

1* You have interrupted your full-time studies or pursued full-time post-secondary  education for at least two (2) consecutive semesters or a school year;
 

2* are concerned by an agreement concluded between the college and an employer, or you benefit from a government program;
 

3* have interrupted your full-time studies for one (1) semester and have continued your full-time postsecondary studies for one semester;
 

4* have a diploma of vocational studies (DVS);
 

5* have a successful police screening of judicial records. 
 

Admission Requirements

(International students)

Regular Track:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent

  • IELTS 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5 (in one module only)

  • Must have scored at least 55% in core subjects

     

Fast Track:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent

  • IELTS 6.5 overall score with no band score less 5.5 (in one module) OR IELTS 6.0 overall score with no band score less than 6.0

  • Must have scored at least 55% in previous academic studies
     

Career Prospects

Students who complete this program will obtain their AEC in Early Childhood Education and will be known as technicians in early childhood education. Such educators can work in day-care centers, drop-in centers, private home day-care centers and after-school programs.

Course Schedule (Regular Track)

Semester 1:

  • Early childhood education as a profession 

  • Family and social life 

  • Children’s safety in child-care centers 

  • Introduction to child development in children ages 0 to 3 

  • Creative abilities in the workplace 

  • Multicultural context 

 


Semester 2:

  • Childhood observation 

  • Global child development in children ages 3 to 12 

  • Educational activities for children ages 6 to 12 

  • Practicing educative action 

  • Behavioral interventions 

  • Children’s health in child-care centers 

 


Semester 3:

  • Developing meaningful relationships with children 

  • Developing childhood autonomy 

  • Observing and evaluating educative action 

  • Educational activities for children ages 0 to 5 

  • Internship 1 – Initiation 

 


Semester 4: 

  • Communication and collaboration in teams 

  • Collaboration in teams for Internship 2 

  • Internship 2 – Integration (225h)

Course Schedule (Fast Track)

Semester 1:

  • Early childhood education as a profession 

  • Family and social life 

  • Children’s safety in child-care centers 

  • Introduction to child development in children ages 0 to 3 

  • Creative abilities in the workplace 

  • Multicultural context 

  • Childhood observation 

  • Global child development in children ages 3 to 12 

  • Educational activities for children ages 6 to 12 

  • Practicing educative action 

  • Behavioral interventions 

  • Children’s health in child-care centers 

 


Semester 2:

  • Developing meaningful relationships with children 

  • Developing childhood autonomy 

  • Observing and evaluating educative action 

  • Educational activities for children ages 0 to 5 

  • Internship 1 – Initiation 

  • Communication and collaboration in teams 

  • Collaboration in teams for Internship 2 

  • Internship 2 – Integration (225h)