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Degree Offered: AEC - JEE.0K
Method of Instruction: Onsite or Online
Language: English or French
Establishment: Cestar Collège, Campus LaSalle
The Early Childhood Education program is a technical program that aims to train students to offer education and basic care to children between 0 and 12 years of age. The intention is to create and maintain an important relationship regarding the psychomotor, physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional and moral developments of the children. These educators also have a role to play in developing, organizing, directing, animating and evaluating educational activities that promote the child’s overall development.
Early childhood educators have to establish a partnership between parents and all the other partners in the child’s life. They have to ensure a safe and healthy environment and that any student intervention happens in a collaborative and consultative atmosphere. As such, early childhood educators must necessarily be team players.
Completion of this program leads to an Attestation of collegial studies (AEC).
An AEC degree is a qualification issued in Quebec by cégeps and some private colleges upon successful completion of a credited and recognized program created specifically for an adult clientele to reflect current job-market realities.
Course Duration: 1260 hours
Internship: 375 hours
2 Years | 6 Academic Semesters including Internship
1 Year | 3 Academic Semesters Fast Track
Number of units: 41.66
Number of program competencies: 16
You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet at least one of the following criteria:
You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet all of the following criteria:
*Duolingo testing has been put in place to address the closures of IELTS testing centers and to promote safe social distancing for our prospective students
Early Childhood Educator - A Profession
Interventions and Principles with Children 0-2 yrs. old
Child Safety in Childcare
Development, Social Adaptation of the Child 0-5 yrs. old
Healthy Eating Habits
Interventions and Principles with Children 2-5 yrs. old
Child Observation Tools and Techniques
The Children's Autonomy Development
The Child's Family and Social Environment
Development, Social Adaptation of the Child 5-12 yrs. old
Dimensions of Children's Overall Health
Interventions and Principles with Children 5-12 yrs. old
Internship - Learning Institution
Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
Behavioral Intervention Methods
Final Learning Internship
Students who complete this program will obtain their AEC in Early Childhood Education and will be known as technicians in early childhood education. Such educators can work in day-care centers, drop-in centers, private home day-care centers and after-school programs.