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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
  • Criminal Reference Check

 

Duration

  • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)

 


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 program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
 
This program is offered in English or French.

Program Courses

322-HCP-ID - Professional Communication Skills

Communication process, communicator profile, and qualities. Communication and animation techniques. Communication barriers. Creation of communication tools. Teamwork.

322-PEE-ID - The Early Childhood Educator Profession

Definition of the profession, role, and skills of the educator. Educational programs. Types of child care services in Quebec. Structure of a CPE, a day care center, a school daycare service, and a coordinating office. Laws and regulations. Regulated and unregulated environments.

322-SAE - Health of the Child

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Food and allergies. Infectious diseases and transmission of infection. Hand washing and diaper changing techniques. Disinfection and the quality of the environment. Drug administration. Human resources and organizations in prevention (screening) and early intervention to counter negligence.

322-DG1-ID - Child Development from 0 to 5 years old

Psychological concepts and theories. Physical, motor and sensory development, language development, intellectual development, socio-emotional development, moral and sexual development, development, and expression of emotions. Relationships with father, mother, children, educators. Attachment theory.

322-0BE-ID - Child Observation

Types of observations (direct, indirect, participatory, retreated, free, systematic, perceived, and uncollected). Components to observe and identify. Objectives and elements to put in place during observations. Observation process (observation, analysis, hypothesis, evaluation, intervention, and evaluation). Observation internship and self-observation.

322-DG2-ID - Child Development from 5 to 12 years old

Psychological concepts and theories. Physical, motor and sensory development, language development, intellectual development, socio-emotional development, moral and sexual development, development and expression of emotions. Relationships with father, mother, children, educators. Attachment theory.

322-SEC-ID - Safety in the Work Place

Hygiene rules and safety standards in the daycare environment. Interventions in case of shocks or accidents. Incident report. Assessment of the safety means. Ergonomic techniques, privileged movements, and adapted equipment. Physical and material organization of the environment.

322-DRS-ID - Developing Meaningful Relationships with the Child

Qualities and skills of a worker. Observation of children's needs. Links and relations between child-child, child-educator, educator-parent, and child-parent. Schedules, routines, special moments, and adapted activities. Particularities of socio-emotional development and self-esteem

322-HCT-ID - Creative Abilities in the Work Place

Creative process and creativity factors. Attitudes to develop in order to take advantage of his creativity. Creation of educational material and work tools. Personal work related to creativity.

322-ADE-ID - The Child's Anatomy

Educational program. Periods of workshops. Responsibilities table and encouragement list. Particularities of development of the autonomy of the child from 0 to 12 years old.

322-1E0-ID - Educational Intentions for Children from 0 to 2 years old

Needs and interests of children from 0 to 2 years old. Stages of playful development. Games and adapted toys. Transitional activities, psychomotor, sonic awareness, plastic expression, language stimulation, logico-mathematics, scientific awakening, drama, and social-affective. Layout of the premises and the playgrounds.

322-1RC-ID - Interventions Relating to Behavior

Principles of intervention in the nursery. Framework of interventions and types of interventions. Possible problems in a day care service and intervention plan. Conflict resolution process.

322-1E2-ID - Educational Intentions for Children from 2 to 5 years old

Needs and interests of children from 2 to 5 years old. Stages of playful development. Games and adapted toys. Transitional activities, psychomotor, sonic awareness, plastic expression, language stimulation, logico-mathematics, scientific awakening, drama, and social-affective. Development of the premises and playgrounds. Activity bank, project activities, and workshops.

322-1E5 - Educational Intentions for Children from 5 to 12 years old

Planning in 14 points. Needs and interests of children from 5 to 12 years old. Stages of playful development. Games and adapted toys. Transitional activities, psychomotor, sonic awareness, plastic expression, language stimulation, logico-mathematics, scientific awakening, drama, and social-affective. Activity bank, project activities and workshops. Layout of the premises and playgrounds. Planning, organization and animation of activities for children from 5 to 12 years old.

322-ST1-ID - Practicum I - Initiation

Recognizing the important role of the educator. Application of the knowledge acquired during the theoretical training and application in the workplace. Observation of children's behavior. Observational notes and observation report writing. Ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism.

322-ST2-ID - Practicum II - Integration

Application of the knowledge acquired during the theoretical training and application in the workplace. Communication with children, parents, and various stakeholders. Teamwork with the different partners. Ethics, confidentiality. and professionalism.

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