Early Childhood Education Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Early Childhood Education




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Early Childhood Education

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: Indiana Wesleyan University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Canton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, United States
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Indiana Wesleyan University’s A.S. in Early Childhood Education program is a sixty-three (63) credit hour undergraduate program emphasizing the knowledge, skills and dispositions of an early childhood educator working with children from birth through age 8.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the A.S. in Early Childhood Education program is to prepare adults to meet the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and affective needs of children from birth through age 8. Upon completion of the program, candidates will demonstrate the ability to:
•Promote child development and learning
•Build family and community relationships
•Observe, document, assess, and support young children
•Use developmentally effective approaches
•Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
•Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions of an early childhood professional

Relevant and Convenient
•Cohort groups provide mutual support
•One-time registration
•Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: J. Everett Light Career Center
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Indianapolis, United States
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The primary focus of this class is to prepare high school students for entry-level positions in early childhood related fields and to provide the foundation for study in higher education that leads to child–related careers.

Students will study various aspects of child development, how to plan and supervise activities for young children, administrative structure, operational procedures of child care centers, etc.

Class time is divided between formal class work, independent study and volunteer work in the J. Everett Light Child Care Center. During the second semester, students will participate in an internship at a local childcare center or elementary school.

Students must have a physical, TB test, 5-panel drug test, and criminal background check.

Early Childhood Education

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Martin University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Indianapolis, United States
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This department offers undergraduate professional courses for individuals preparing to teach young children in childcare centers, home care, and ministry childcare programs. With the mission of the University in mind, the program is committed to the development of the following educational competencies: 1) Professional Content Knowledge, 2) Child Grown and Development, 3) Foundations of Education and Learning, 4) Curriculum and Instruction, 5) Family Culture and Community, 6) Observation an Assessment, 7) Professionalism, and 8) Learning Environment. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is dedicated to providing learning and teaching opportunities for individuals to become reflective, sensitive, tolerant, thinking practitioners. Students in the ECE program will be able to: recognize diverse learning styles, understand stages of child development, interact competently with peers, other professionals, parents, and community members, develop professional knowledge and standards for teaching young children, understand the social and human aspects of teaching and learning, have a perceptive awareness of the community in which they serve, and develop a forward-thinking ... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Coppin State University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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The primary objective of the major in Early Childhood Education is to prepare well-qualified teachers who will be effective in guiding the learning experiences of children in Head Start programs, Child care centers, pre-school programs, kindergartens, and grades one through three. The focal point of the program is the recognition of the child&,#146,s individuality and the development of his/her self-worth and security. Within the scope of the program, prospective teachers have opportunities to acquire those skills and understandings that will enable them to stimulate the sensory, cognitive, and social/emotional abilities/development of the child through exploration, experimentation, discovery, and successful experiences.

Early Childhood Care and Education (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Vancouver, Canada
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The purpose of the part-time Early Childhood Education and Care Program, offered through Continuing Studies, is to prepare graduates to work in licensed preschool and childcare centres with children three to five years of age. Our program offers students the knowledge and skills to provide high quality service for young children and their families.

Our graduates will be able to:

1. Protect and promote the psychological and physical safety, health, and well-being of each child
2. Develop and maintain a warm, caring, and responsive relationship with each child and with groups of children
3. Plan and provide daily experiences that support and promote each child’s physical, emotional, social, communication, cognitive, ethical, and creative lives
4. Use pedagogical narrations to interpret and respond to children’s skills, abilities, interests, and needs
5. Integrate knowledge of current child growth and development theory and research into work and childcare settings
6. Establish and maintain an open, cooperative relationship with each child’s family
7. Establish and maintain supportive, collaborative relationships with other... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education (Certificate) (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Canada
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You have a life and we recognize that. At UFV you have options that help you balance your life with your education and career ambitions. You can personalize your education to meet your needs and earn the ECE certificate and the ECE diploma. As a UFV student, you can take our three-semester certificate program in ECE and if you want to continue your studies, you can earn your ECE diploma with a choice of two specialty options that cover special needs and infancy. Diploma courses can be taken in the evenings (except for the practicum). This will give you the option of completing it on a full- or part-time basis. As a graduate of the certificate or diploma program, you can then “ladder?into UFV’s Child and Youth Care bachelor’s degree program.

The provincial publication Competencies in Early Childhood Education is available in the UFV bookstore and library and is recommended reading if you’re thinking of taking this program. Our ECE program meets the licensing requirements of the Provincial Community Care Facilities Licensing Board and is based on the provincial curriculum.

What do I need to get in?
To study in this program, you must be at least... [Read More]

Early Childhood Care & Education (Certificate) (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Selkirk College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Canada
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As an Early Childhood Care and Education Worker, you will contribute to your community by facilitating the growth and development of children.

Take this program if you are
?Comfortable working with young children
?Patient and flexible
?Creative and energetic
?Caring
?Empathetic

Transfer Opportunities

Your ECCE certificate transfers to several Human Services diploma specialties at Selkirk and also to related programs at other universities.

Early Childhood Education - School-Age Care (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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The 150-hour School-Age Care certificate program is designed for those who currently work or wish to with with five- to twelve-year-old children, their families and the community in planning enriched programs in school-age child care, recreation and community centres, leadership and service organizations and/or youth and church groups.

Students who successfully complete this program will receive a certificate in School-Age Care. Students who successfully complete this certificate program and apply to the Early Childhood Education program will be granted transfer credit for ECED 217 (School-Age Care).

Early Childhood Education (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of inclusive early childhood environments. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work with children, families and the community in planning enriched programs in daycares, preschools, out-of-school care contexts and other early childhood initiatives that focus upon healthy early development.

Successful completion of the four-semester Diploma in Early Childhood Education satisfies the requirements of the Early Childhood Registrar, Ministry of Children and Families (MCF) and the Ministry of Health, Community Care Facilities Licensing Branch (CCFB) for a License to Practice as both an Early Childhood Educator and a Special Needs Educator.

Graduates of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education may also receive block transfer credit for continuation of their studies toward a degree. For further infromation on post-diploma opportunities, please contact the Department of Early Childhood Education.

Students who successfully complete only the first three semesters of the Diploma in Early Childhood Education may be eligible t... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education - Infant Toddler (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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The Early Childhood Education program provides advanced training in ECE competencies in Infant and Toddler Care. This program is for persons who have completed a basic (Level 1) ECE program, or who are registered with the Child Care Facilities Branch as Early Childhood Educators. This program meets the CCFB educational requirements for Under Three Educators.

Admission Requirements
? Satisfactory completion of the ECE Basic program or a current Early Childhood Education License to Practice. Applicants without either prerequisite may be admitted to components of the certificate program with written recommendation by the ECE department chair, if space permits.

? Applicants must provide evidence of certification (current up to and including specialty program completion) in a Red Cross Standard or St. John Ambulance First Aid course or, if the applicant has a current License to Practice, current certification in a first aid course approved by CCFB for licensure.

? Applicants must complete, no more than three months before their date of admission, a criminal record check. Students should only initiate their criminal record check when ins... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education Workshop (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northwest Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Hazelton, Kitimat, Masset, Smithers, Skidegate, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Canada
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The Early Childhood field is an exciting and rewarding profession. There is a great demand in the Northwest for qualified and dedicated Early Childhood Educators that can provide quality care and education for children from birth to school age. The program is offered in a blended format consisting of face-to-face, audio teleconference, weekend seminars, practical field work and online learning. This multi-mode format recognizes the importance of learning in your own community.

What is multi-mode delivery?
ECE enables students to study in Northwest BC and connect to learners from many locations. Students also apply their learning in their home communities to the benefit of all. The blend of teaching methods is designed to support different learning styles.

Tele-conference - Some courses have a phone-in component where learners call into a global phone line. The educator facilitates the teleconference classroom learning by encouraging student discussions, group activities and assignment reviews. In communities where there is more than one participant, we ask that the students meet at the same location. Clustering together allows for group exercis... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education and Care (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northern Lights College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dawson Creek, Canada
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Early Childhood Education and Care students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work with young children and their families in diverse early learning settings in British Columbia. Students develop skills through courses and practica designed to integrate academic and practical experiences. This program may be completed on a part- or full-time basis. Students may complete the program within their own community through online delivery.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for a Basic ECE, Infant and Toddler, and a Special Needs Licence to Practice from the B.C. ECE Registry, with an exit point after 15 courses to apply for the Basic ECE Licence to Practice only.

The Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma program has multiple entry-points throughout the year, so applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Typical application periods are as follows: May-July for the fall semester, October-November for the winter semester, and February-April for the spring and summer semesters.

Career Prospects

Early Childhood Educator in a licensed group childcare centre or preschool, Program Supervisor, Assistant D... [Read More]

Early Childhood Care & Education Workshop (Certificate) (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: North Island College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet, Canada
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Through workshops, evening classes, online learning components, ITV, and practice experience, students explore advanced theories in child development and examine critical developmental issues of interest. They look at more challenging behaviors and how to use creative problem solving to achieve positive results. Administrative processes are also examined.



Students can choose to concentrate their education in two areas: working with infants and toddlers and/or working with children with special needs. Through 187.5 hours of supervised practice experience for each stream, students apply their knowledge and skills while working with children that require additional supports, with infants and toddlers, or with both.

Students of the diploma program are provided with an overview of administrative concepts as related to childcare, and are prepared for the administrative and supervisory responsibilities in an early childhood care and education facility.

Career Opportunities

The Early Childhood Care &, Education diploma is designed to prepare graduates to work with young children of varying abilities from ages thre... [Read More]

Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (Certificate) (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Merritt, Vancouver, Canada
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The Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program is designed to meet provincial licensing standards, academic standards, community and First Nations standards to ensure NVIT graduates are successful, effective child development workers in BC communities.

The program is unique in that it emphasizes the knowledge, skills and standards relevant to both Aboriginal and mainstream individuals, families and communities. Early Childhood Education is a rapidly expanding field with a high need for qualified and certified childcare workers, particularly in Aboriginal communities. The program also includes First Aid certification in the Health, Nutrition and Safety Course (AECE 150).

The AECE program is an exciting and progressive program with a focus on Aboriginal content in the curriculum. Admission is open to all learners, particularly those wishing to explore and experience Early Childhood Education from an Aboriginal perspective. The program is designed to run 10.5 months from the beginning of September to the middle of July.

The NVIT Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Diploma Program is designed to meet provincial certification and licens... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education and Care (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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The Early Childhood Education and Care program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with young children and their families in licensed child care settings. Students progress through an interrelated series of courses and practica designed to integrate theoretical learning, awareness of self in relationships, and practical experience in becoming an Early Childhood Educator. This program may be completed on a part- or full-time basis.

Career Opportunities
In recent years there has been an increasing demand for qualified individuals to work with young children in child care facilities. Graduates of the program may find employment opportunities in a variety of child care settings such as day care centres, pre-schools, private kindergartens, child care resource and referral, and child and family service agencies. Employment opportunities in the field increase with further training and work experience.

Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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In the early childhood education program at UMBC undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates complete a course of study that can lead to certification as a teacher of children from Pre-K through grade 3. While many early childhood teacher candidates plan to teach young children in public schools, others are preparing for careers in private schools or child care centers where they hope to take on leadership positions in addition to teaching.

The undergraduate certification program in early childhood has two unique features. The first is that all undergraduates must complete an academic major in addition to the certification program. Many undergraduates choose to major in Psychology, American Studies, or Sociology but others have chosen English, Mathematics, Dance or other disciplines as their major. Through an Interdisciplinary major, early childhood teacher candidates can customize their education to prepare for leadership positions such as child care center director or to focus on an area of interest such as the arts or the environment in early childhood education.

The second distinctive feature of the program is the extensive field placem... [Read More]

Early Childhood Education (Certificate) (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Douglas College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Coquitlam, Canada
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The need for early childhood educators to work with young children in child day care centers and other early childhood education facilities has increased significantly in recent years. To meet this need, Douglas College offers an Early Childhood Education Diploma Program which prepares workers for employment in this challenging and rewarding field.

In each semester, courses reflect the following content themes: growth and development, methods, curriculum, self and others and the professional community. The theoretical material is integrated with laboratory and field experience. Embedded in each course are the philosophical strands of cultural diversity, the child in the context of the family and inclusion of all children in early childhood education programs.

Early Childhood Education (Certificate) (Diploma)

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: College of the Rockies
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Cranbrook, Canada
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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate offers students the essential knowledge and skills to provide high quality childcare and education in a variety of settings for children from birth to age 12. The Diploma program allows for specialization as either an Infant/Toddler Educator or a Special Needs Educator.

The ECE program is available online and/or in the classroom. Our certificate program accepts 40 new full-time students per year. The number of part-time students accepted is dependent on the seats available in each course (online or on campus).

Our program runs on a semesterized system: Fall, Winter and Spring. New students are expected to start in the Fall (September) of each year.

Early Learning & Care (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Camosun College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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In the Early Learning and Care (ELC) program, you’ll be provided with cutting edge knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with children, families, professionals and communities. You’ll learn to create responsive environments that support each child to reach their potential in every area.

As an ELC graduate you’ll be prepared to provide care and education that focuses on the needs of children and their families. You’ll foster each child’s optimal emotional, intellectual, language, physical and social development. With your ELC diploma, you will have the specialized knowledge, skills and values necessary to work with infants, toddlers and/or children with diverse abilities.

Hands-on learning

In the two years you’ll spend in the ELC program, you’ll participate in four practicum placements. Through strengthening each child’s unique physical, cognitive, emotional, creative, social, cultural, and linguistic identities, you’ll help them grow. Emphasis is placed on working collaboratively with families, within communities and with other professionals

Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

Course Format: Online
School/Trainer: St. Lawrence College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston, Canada
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This program prepares graduates to work with children (from birth to age 12) and their families in a variety of early childhood settings. The program combines theoretical study with practical experience in a variety of supervised field placements.



This Distance Education program is organized to meet the needs of mature students who are working during the day or who are unable to take the program on a full-time classroom basis and find it more convenient to participate in individual study.



CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may find employment in licensed child care centres, home child care agencies, family resource centres, school-age child care programs, school boards in Early Learning Programs, international private schools, cruise ships, domestic and international nannies, or provide child care in their own homes.

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