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This course focuses on the study of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception to age five.  Major theorists and their contributions to our understanding of child development are introduced, along with some common methods of study and research.  Students are expected to develop skill in the careful and accurate observation of children, and in the application of the theory of child development.

45 Hours/ 3 credits      


This course will examine the basics of proper health practices, fundamentals of good nutrition, and the identification of safety and health components required in a centre for young children. Professional roles, responsibilities and ethics are explored. Issues in and identification of “quality” within a variety of ELCC settings are reviewed to support Early Learning and Child Care professionals to establish and maintain high quality child care programs.

45 Hours/ 3 credits      


This course will concentrate on understanding and supporting children, empowering and influencing their development as self-assured, responsible, productive and happy individuals.  The development of preventative and intervention strategies will enable both children and adults to set, manage and meet appropriate behaviour expectations for healthy development.

45 Hours/ 3 credits