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Early Childhood Education Courses

Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses in Montreal

COURSE LIST

  • Observing Children
  • To observe the children’s behaviour -0191.  The purpose of this course is for students to learn about the behaviour of children between the ages of 0-12 through guided observation in a childcare setting. The course will explain the importance of observation in the educational process and will address the following topics: Preparing for the observation (identifying the subjects and contents of the observation in relation to the components of a childcare service – child, educator, parent, educational program, physical environment); identifying the different observation methods and tools; adapting the observation methods to the needs; collecting and recording data; analyzing the recorded data, and evaluating the observation project.
  • Child Development 1 (0-5 years)
  • To identify a child’s needs with respect to his/her overall development -0192.   In order to provide a greater familiarity with and understanding of children aged 0-5 years, this course will teach you:

    – key concepts in developmental psychology and the main theoretical approaches that have marked the study of human development; and
    – the characteristics of physical, sensory, psychomotor, language, moral, emotional, sexual and social development of a child aged 0-3 years.

  • Safety in Child Care
  • To function safely in the workplace -0193.  At the end of this course, you will be able to behave in a secure manner in daycare. The course will enable you to recognize situations that pose a risk, take appropriate measures regarding health and hygiene, ensure proper supervision of children and take measures to protect your physical and mental health and that of others. Finally, you will learn how to detect signs of abuse and neglect in children.
  • Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession
  • To examine the profession of an educator -0190.  This course is designed to acquaint the student with the Early Childhood profession – the tasks and operations related to job function. By the end of the course, the student will be familiar with the various settings such as child care centers, day care centers, home childcare, home childcare coordinating offices, preschools and drop-in centers. In addition, the student will also learn about the conditions of the profession, current terminology and the laws and regulations regarding child care. An overview of the competencies to be attained in the Attestation in Early Childhood Education will be introduced.
  • Child Health in Child Care
  • To intervene with respect to a child’s health -0195. This course will enable you to assess the needs of the child in terms of physical health and to determine how to respond appropriately. It will enable you to provide medical care to the child, potty train the child and administer proper medication. It will explain how to work with health organizations and agencies, and will also teach you how and where to record information about the state of child health and any interventions that took place.
  • Communication Skills for Educators
  • To communicate in the workplace -0197.  This course will help you develop and evaluate your ability to communicate effectively while fulfilling your duties. To do this, you will study: the process and characteristics of effective communication; the formulation of understandable verbal messages; principles of participatory listening and active listening; communication with parents, coworkers and community partners; and basic strategies for presenting and writing documents.
  • The Development of Autonomy in Young Children
  • To provide support to a child -019A.  This course will help you encourage the development of autonomy in children of various ages. It covers: the definition of autonomy in child care; the qualities and behaviours of a teacher that foster the development of autonomy in a child; the means and tools to gather and share information; strategies to promote autonomy; and the evaluation of the relevance of your educational activities.
  • Child Development 2 (5-12 years)
  • To identify a child’s needs with respect to his/her overall development -0192.  This course is a continuation of the first course, Introduction to the Overall Development of the Child (0-3 years), where you started studying child development. The characteristics of physical, motor, cognitive, language, moral, emotional, sexual and social development of a child from 3 to 6 years and 7 to 12 years are presented.
  • The Development of Meaningful Relationships with Children
  • To establish an affective relationship with children -0194.  This course will teach you to consider the emotional needs of children aged 0 to 12 years in order to make connections allowing you to maintain an emotional relationship in individual situations and in group situations. To do this, you will be asked to observe children so as to describe their personality and target their socio-emotional needs. You will also have to analyze various strategies to determine if they are likely to help or hinder the establishment of unconditional and equitable bonding with each child. Finally, you will propose various interventions to create and maintain meaningful relationships with a child or a group of children.
  • Fieldwork 1 – Initiation
  • The fieldwork internship, which allows you to translate theory into practice, lasts 6-9 weeks at 2 or 3 days per week and takes place in a daycare governed by the Department of Family and Seniors (schools, CPEs, family environment or daycare). During the internship, you will observe a group of children, participate in their activities and care for them in relation to their basic health and development needs.
  • Educational Activities for Infants and Toddlers (0-2 years)
  • To design activities promoting overall child development -019D 60 hours 2,00 credits
    To organize educational activities -019E
    To lead educational activities -019F

    Through this course, you will learn to design, organize and conduct activities that promote the overall development of a child aged 0-2 years. The course covers the following concepts:
    • Observation of children to understand their needs and interests.
    • Site development activities.
    • Planning and design of activities.
    • Choice of appropriate and stimulating active learning educational materials.
    • Completion of the activity and evaluation of the outcomes.

  • Guidance Interventions
  • To intervene with respect to the behaviour of a child or a group of children -019J.  To help you to intervene with respect to the behaviour of a child or a group of children, this course covers: situation analysis (understanding children and their behaviours); intervention techniques (inventory of techniques); composition of the intervention plan (formulation of objectives and strategies to use); implementation of the intervention plan (attitude development and use of resources that facilitate intervention); and evaluation of the intervention plan (analysis of results and identification of changes).
  • Educational Activities for Young Children (2-5 years)
  • To design activities promoting overall child development -019D
    To organize educational activities -019E
    To lead educational activities -019F
    This course will teach you to: search for and compile educational activities for children aged 2 to 5 years; appropriately observe children; choose activities that promote physical, motor, emotional, social, moral, linguistic, cognitive and intellectual development; organize the time and schedule of activities and perform housekeeping duties; and use tips to conduct educational activities.
  • Educational Activities for School-Age Children (5-12 years)
  • To design activities promoting overall child development -019D
    To organize educational activities -019E
    To lead educational activities -019F

    This course will teach you to: analyze the individual characteristics, interests and needs of children aged 6 to 12 years who attend a daycare at school; plan, design and adapt activities; clean up the site and prepare the educational materials; organize outings; and evaluate the activities and animation.

  • Nutrition for Children
  • To promote good nutrition-196.  This course will teach you to: create meal and snack menus; prepare meals and snacks, feed the children; supervise meals and snacks; and note information regarding the children’s diet.
  • Early Childhood Adaptation and Behaviour Problems
  • To analyze a child’s specific needs-199.  This course will teach you to: analyze the needs of children with behavioural or adaptation issues; analyze the needs of children from newly-arrived immigrant families; and analyze the needs of children with disabilities.
  • Professional Partnership
  • To establish a partnership relationship with parents and resource people -19H.  This course will teach you to: interact with parents at the daycare; work with them to nurture their respective child’s personal growth; collaborate with resource persons; and produce both oral and written reports regarding the child’s personal experiences.
  • Early Childhood Program Approaches
  • To determine the pedagogical model and approach to
    follow in an educational daycare setting-FK19.  This course will prepare you to: examine learning situations; analyze the possible approaches to interacting with children, taking into account existing education models; and determine preferential strategies and means to employ in your approach to dealing with children.
  • Fieldwork 2 – Integration
  • To intervene with respect to the behaviour of a child or a group of children -019J. This second fieldwork internship is for students who have completed the entire course of the Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC) in Techniques of Early Childhood Education (TECE). It lasts 35 days and requires four days of work per week in a regulated environment (school, CPE, family environment or daycare). It gives students the opportunity to create a meaningful relationship with children and maintain it through their actions. To do this, students will need to design, organize, conduct and evaluate educational and safe activities while leveraging their creativity. Students will also propose interventions to meet specific needs. This course allows students to translate theory into practice and to measure their ability to adapt and get to know themselves in action as people—by discovering their values, strengths and challenges—and as professionals, by checking the effects of their interventions while receiving feedback from qualified people.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
OR
One school year interruption from full-time studies
OR
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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