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This course will examine the theory and research pertaining to the field of interpersonal communications. It will also encourage the development of interpersonal skills, (the practical skills for personal, social and professional success).

45 Hours/ 3 credits      


In this course we will examine the nature, development, and value of literature in Early Learning and Child Care programs. Literacy development through play based methodology is stressed. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in presenting and creating curriculum and materials that support literacy development in children.

45 Hours/ 3 credits                  


This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of writing, essay writing and business writing for success in post-secondary and Early Childhood Education environments. Fundamental English writing concepts are taught at a secondary level.

45 Hours/ 3 credits                  


In this course we will examine the nature, development, and value of play in the lives of children.  Various definitions and theories of play will be discussed.  Creating play environments that meet the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children will be a major focus.  Students will prepare, implement and evaluate play experiences.  The role of adults as facilitators of play will be emphasized.  

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

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