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AEC – Early Childhood Education

AEC – Early Childhood Education

Duration: 24 Months (2 Years) 

The early childhood education techniques program, lasting 1200 hours, is given in four 15 week sessions including two internships in CPE or family child care. This will be of interest to whoever would like to work with children ages 0-12 year. The program covers the fundamental skills needed to meet the specific needs of each child; to ensure a safe and healthy living environment; and to contribute to the development and improvement of the quality of services offered by the daycare. In addition, this program will enable students to develop emotional maturity, patience, self-confidence, sense of responsibility, ability to communicate and to develop activities to support the child’s needs.

Perspectives Employment

Employment prospects are very good in this area and the placement rate is 90%. Graduates can work in many types of existing childcare services such as in family-run childcare centers, school-based child care, kindergarten schools and daycares. The student’s versatility is an important element because they must be able to practice in each of these care settings.

First Aid

Section 20 of the Regulations on early childhood and Article 10 of daycare Regulations specify that child educators must hold a First Aid certificate issued within the last 3 years upon completion of their training. The First Aid course must be at least eight hours in duration.

List of Courses

  • Human Growth & Development I
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Creative Arts for Young Children
  • Observing & Recording Young Children
  • ECE Observation Practicum
  • Creative Movement & Music
  • Guiding and Caring for Young Children
  • Human Growth & Development II
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • This program includes an internship
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