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Early Childhood Education - JEE.13

Early childhood education jobs are fun and rewarding. CDI College's Early Childhood Education - JEE.13 program will prepare you for a career working with children.

The program covers child development, relationships, activities and lesson plans. Students will be taught to organize fine arts, expressive arts, health and safety, storytelling, and self-esteem building lessons for small children. Interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and stress and time management skill are also developed.

Students gain hands-on experience through a practicum. Graduates of this program will be qualified for roles in daycares or may seek work in other child-oriented service centres.

Program Objectives

CDI College's Early Childhood Education - JEE.13 program allows students to:
  • plan and organize activities for pre-school and school-age children (0-12 years of age in Canada);
  • provide care and guidance to children under the supervision of certified early childhood educators;
  • lead children in activities that promote their intellectual, physical and emotional growth; and
  • stimulate psychomotor, emotional, language, social, and moral development while preparing children for life in society.

Prerequisites
  • Secondary V diploma
  • Successful admission test

Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
In addition to meeting the college's requirements, applicants must satisfy one of the following conditions:
  • the candidate interrupted his or her studies for at least two consecutive semesters or one school year;
  • the candidate is covered by an agreement concluded between the college and an employer or by a government program;
  • the candidate has completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread out over a period of one or more years.

Graduation
To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.

This vocational program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).

Program Courses

322-ST2-ID - Practicum II
Putting in application, in a real world environment, the concepts covered during the program. Communication with children, with parents and with various profesionals. Team work with profesional colleagues. Ethic, confidentiality and professionalism.
322-ST1-ID - Practicum I
Subjects – Educator’s role. Child’s observation and notes taking. Preparation of observation report. Ethic, confidentiality and professionalism.
322-IRC-ID - Guiding Interventions in Child Behaviour
Subjects – Intervention principles to apply in a nursery. Types of interventions. Potential problems in a day care and intervention plan. Conflict resolution strategy.
322-AE6-ID - Educational Activities for Children of 6 to 12 Years Old
Subjects : – Planning in 14 points. Needs and interests of 3 to 5-year-old children. Steps in the development of play activities. Adapted toys and games. Transition ativities, sounds/auditory development activities, arts activities, language development activities, logical development activities, science awareness activities, dramatic art activities, social and emotional activities. Special projects. Room and play area layout.
322-AE3-ID - Educational Activities for Children of 3 to 5 Years Old
Subjects – Planning in 14 points. Needs and interests of 3 to 5-year-old children. Steps in the development of play activities. Adapted toys and games. Transition ativities, sounds/auditory development activities, arts activities, language development activities, logical development activities, science awareness activities, dramatic art activities, social and emotional activities. Special projects. Room and play area layout.
322-AE0-ID - Educational Activities for Children of 0 to 2 Years Old
Subjects – Planning in 14 points. Needs and interests of 0 to 2-year-old children. Steps in the development of play activities. Adapted toys and games. Transition ativities, sounds/auditory development activities, arts activities, language development activities, logical development activities, science awareness activities, dramatic art activities, social and emotional activities. Room and play area layout.
322-DG3-ID - Child Development (from 3 to 12 Years Old)
Subjects – Psychological theory and concepts. Program : ''Playtime is magical!''. Physical, sensorial, linguistic, intellectual, emotional, moral and sexual development. Expression of feelings. Father, mother, children and educator’s relations.
322-DG0-ID - Introduction to Child Development (from 0 to 3 years old)
Subjects – Psychological theory and concepts. Program : Jouer, c’est magique. Physical, sensorial, linguistic, intellectual, emotional, moral and sexual development. Expression of feelings. Father, mother, children and educator’s relations.
322-HCT-ID - Creative Abilities in the Work Place
Subjects – Creative process and creativity factors. Aptitudes to develop to enhance creativity. Educational material. Personal work in relation to creativity.
322-DRS-ID - Building Relationships with a Child
Subjects – Qualities and competencies of an educator. Children’s needs observation. Child–child relationshilp, child-educator, educator-parent child-educator, educator-child, educator-parent, parent-educator relationship. Schedules, routines and special moments. Particularities of the socio-affective development.
322-DAE-ID - Child Autonomy
Subjects – Educational program. Work in groups. Responsibilities and encouragements. Autonomy development of children between 0 to 12 years old.
322-SMG-ID - Children’s Health in a Daycare Environment
In this course, students will learn about Maslow’s Pyramid, balanced diets and allergies. Infectious diseases and viral infection transmission. Hand washing techniques. Diapers on babies. Disinfecton and quality of the environment Preparation and administration of medication. Human resources and organizations to contact in case of child carelessness.
322-HCP-ID - Interpersonal Communication
This course examines the communication process. Students will focus on learning communication tools and techniques. They will also learn to identify obstacles to good communication. Team work and group animation are also covered.
322-0DE-ID - Child Observation
In this course, students will learn the various methods of observation used in the Early Childhood Education field, including direct, indirect, proactive, free, systematic, perceived and non-perceived observation.
322-SEC-ID - Safety in the Work Place
This course examines rules of hygiene, safety and security for the work place. Students will learn various interventions in case of shock or accidents. They will also learn about incident reports and safety measure evaluation. Students will also learn about physical organization of the environment as well as ergonomic techniques and adapted material.
322-PEE-ID - The Occupation and the Training Process
This course provides students with an overview of the profession, role and competencies of an educator. It will also outline program learning objectives and explore the types of day care in Quebec. Day care centres organization, laws and regulations are also covered.