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The Early Childhood Education: Special Needs Educator program combines courses from both the ECE and Special Needs Specialization programs.
In this program, students will learn how to work with children with an emphasis on those with special needs through a variety of hands-on training that combines theory and practice. The program covers advanced child growth and development; foundations of working with children with special needs; advanced health, safety, and nutrition; program planning; and more. In order to specialize, students must complete a practicum placement in a special needs setting to develop and implement comprehensive projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge as well as gain practical experience. Students will also be required to complete observation assignments that will take place in real-world childcare settings, which will be used to complete assignments. These observations hours required by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.
Graduates of our program can acquire a One Year Early Childhood Educator Certification and work full time while collecting the 500 hours required for the next certification, the Five Year Early Childhood Educator Certification.
Admissions Requirements
  • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
  • Pass college’s admissions test.
  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act).
  • Interview with campus director, program coordinator, or designate.
  • Immunization report (form provided by the College).
  • Current resume (record of work history).
  • Three character references.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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