Early Learning and Child Care
Diploma Exit Option
You may choose to exit the Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies with a diploma in Early Learning and Child Care after the successful completion of the first two years of the degree program.
Even if you plan to complete the diploma option, you need to apply to the four-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies degree.
The Early Learning and Child Care diploma exit program prepares you to be an early childhood educator and care for the youngest citizens in our community. Over two years of study, you learn how to foster children's growing sense of identity and belonging, as active, contributing members of the community. The foundation of professional practice is facilitating early learning through play.
The Early Learning and Child Care exit diploma program prepares you to become knowledgeable, skilled, responsive educators and advocates for young children and their families. Courses focus on child development, curriculum planning, positive child guidance, professional team communications, and working with families. Courses are a unique blend of experiential learning and theoretical knowledge. Course content focuses on children from birth to eight years.
Refer to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies for further information for program regulations, student plan, and admission requirements.
Program Requirements - Diploma Exit
The following program requirements are needed to complete the diploma exit credential. Refer to the Bachelor of Childhood Curriculum Studies degree program Student Plan as this plan identifies the usual course schedule.
|ECCS 101||Healthy Environments for Early Childhood||3|
|ECCS 102||Languages of Expression: Well-Being||3|
|ECCS 110||Child Development I: Current and Emerging Theories||3|
|ECCS 115||Communication within a Practice of Relationships||3|
|ECCS 120||Field Placement I: Well Being||3|
|ECCS 125||Integration Seminar I - Well-Being||1|
|ECCS 155||Curriculum II: Languages of Play||3|
|ECCS 160||Child Development II: Growth and Development of Young Children||3|
|ECCS 170||Field Placement II: Play and Playfulness||3|
|ECCS 175||Integration Seminar II: Play and Playfulness||1|
|ECCS 180||Family-Centred Practice||3|
|Three credits of university English (includes WRIT 101)||3|
|ECCS 201||Languages of Exploration: Curriculum for Communication and Literacies||3|
|ECCS 202||Expressions of Citizenship: Curriculum for Diversity and Social Responsibility||3|
|ECCS 220||Field Placement III: Communication and Literacy||3|
|ECCS 225||Integration Seminar III: Communication and Literacy||1|
|ECCS 250||Foundations of Early Childhood||3|
|ECCS 255||Inclusive Environments and Practice in Early Childhood||3|
|ECCS 260||Family and Community Issues||3|
|ECCS 265||Supporting Social and Emotional Well-Being within a Practice of Relationships||3|
|ECCS 270||Field Placement IV: Diversity and Social Responsibility||3|
|ECCS 275||Integration Seminar IV: Diversity and Social Responsibility||1|
|INTD 105||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|INTD 250||Introduction to Indigenous Perspectives||3|