Overview This degree program provides a firm grounding in teaching and curriculum courses, early childhood development, as well as familiarity in multidisciplinary the development of individual abilities of the child family practice. Graduates will be well equipped to become leaders in these settings, working with families of young children and offering skilled community support for the healthy development.
Students with an ECE diploma 3. 0 GPA or over or ECE equivalency will be directly admitted into Module Four. Applicants with an ECE diploma or ECE equivalency with a 3. Deadlines: August 10, December 10, April 10. Fast Track Your Degree Students receive the first 1. That means you’re nearly halfway through, and you haven’t even started! By taking 4 courses per term, you can complete your Honours Degree in 2 years.
By taking 3 courses per term, you can complete your Honours Degree in under 3 years. By taking 2 courses per term, you can complete your Honours Degree in just over 4 years. Or mix and match, adjust your schedule as you see fit. Transitioning to full-time studies is also possible. Mandatory Work Term Students must successfully complete one mandatory work term in order to graduate from the degree. This fieldwork may be completed during an arranged 14-week work term, or for students who are eligible, via a Prior Learning Assessment that demonstrates their current and recent workplace experience satisfies this requirement.
Career Opportunities As a graduate of the Bachelor of Child Development degree program, you will be able to work with many health, education and social service professionals in an interdisciplinary approach to education. Graduates will be well equipped to further their studies by earning a Masters degree or further specialization in a number of fields including education, child studies, child development, occupational and speech therapy, autism therapy, counselling and social work. Wherever organizations and companies could benefit from a deep understanding of child development, you’ll be prepared to lead the way. This field placement seminar is designed to support students in integrating practical skills and knowledge into kindergarten and early elementary school settings. If the availability does not load please click here.
Theories of attachment focus on the nature of social and emotional adult-child relationships and how they develop. This course explores the principles, methods, and materials for working with children from birth to 12 using mathematics and digital literacy in an integrated and inclusive curriculum. This course will give students the opportunity to explore diverse theories of family dynamics. Students will gain skills in identifying the cultural and historical lens of each theory, along with the inherent assumptions of family trends. In this course, students are introduced to critical social theory, and the various sub-fields of critical theory relevant to work in human services contexts. This field placement seminar is designed to support students in integrating practical skills and knowledge in community settings.
This course focuses on developing a solid foundation for professional practice with children, families, communities, and colleagues in community settings. Policies and practices related to children’s mental health are critically analyzed. Different classification systems for understanding and defining children’s behaviours are studied. The application of evidence-based practices for intervention and program planning are considered. Collaboration with members of inter-professional teams from a culturally competent strengths-based perspective is explored. The seeds of mental health are planted in the early years. Through discussions and case studies, students will explore how young children experience emotions, how they express emotions and a range of feelings, and the significant role of the attachment and other primary relationships throughout the early years.
Building on this knowledge, developmental constructs such as regulation and resilience will be explored. Community organizations, service providers, residents, governments, and large institutions work together to enhance child, family, and community services. In response to the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, this course provides students with an introduction to the values, beliefs, and practices that shape the cultural identity of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The marginalizing intergenerational effects of historical colonization and contemporary issues of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada are examined.
Co-op education is meant to provide learners with the opportunity to integrate academic learning with relevant work experience. It also provides students with the opportunity to learn more about themselves and their chosen field of study. Students will investigate the ways the brain functions, changes over time, and responds to both environmental and genetic factors. Connections between the continuum of development of cognitive skills and the contexts that they develop will be explored. This course will familiarize students with the research process. Students will come to understand the many decisions they need to make to develop a research project. To this end, this course will provide students with practical understanding of research methodologies relevant to the human services field.
This course is designed to familiarize students with the purpose, function, and rationale for care collaboration. The skills associated with practitioner roles in service delivery by child and family agencies are explored. This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to language acquisition from infancy through the early school years by exploring syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics. Development of more than one language is explored. The integration of classroom activities with work term experience is vital for the complete and successful learning and understanding of co-op work placement experiences. Structured integration and reflective learning with peers provides the opportunity to evaluate work experience into a broader context. Guest speakers from the industry will give students further employment exposure and an opportunity to network.