Early Childhood Education

Code

322.A0

Diploma

DEC

Sector

Services sociaux, éducatifs et juridiques

Number of credits

91

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours

Statut

Program approved in 2000.
Modified in 2002.

The purpose of this program is to train educators for child care services for children ages 0-12 years. The main function of the educators consists of creating a an environment that favours physical, psychomotor, cognitive, language, and socio-affective skills, and morals while establishing a positive relationship with the children. They are also responsible for the conception, organization, animation and evaluation of activities that contribute globally to the development of the children that are left in their care.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Day/Evening

D

Day/Evening

D

Day/Evening

D

Day/Evening

D

Day/Evening

D

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

early childhood education worker

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
0190To examine the job functions of an educator
0191To observe children's behaviour
0192To identify a child's needs with respect to his or her overall development
0193To function safely in the work environment
0194To establish an affective relationship with children
0195To intervene with respect to a child's health
0196To promote good nutrition
0197To communicate in the workplace
0198To analyze a child's family life and social life and determine the effects on his or her behaviour
0199To analyze a child's specific needs
019ATo provide support to a child
019BTo use creativity in a work context
019CTo define the educational approach to be taken with children
019DTo design activities promoting overall child development
019ETo organize educational activities
019FTo lead educational activities
019GTo work as a member of a team
019HTo establish a partnership relationship with parents and resource people
019JTo intervene with respect to the behaviour of a child or a group of children
019KTo design and review the educational program
019LTo organize a childcare establishment
019MTo provide educational services to a group of children