Vanier College - Continuing Education
First Steps to the Early Childhood Education Profession  
Starts on May 13, 2024
Ends on Jun 13, 2024

Monday 09:00 to 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 to 16:00
Thursday 09:00 to 16:00

Section number 77021801-W24

Available places 2
Duration 90 hours
Weeks nb 4

Sorry, the registration period for this course ended May 8, 2024.

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First Steps to the Early Childhood Education Profession

90 Hour Non-Credit Introductory Course.

This course introduces participants to basic concepts needed to work as an non qualified Daycare Educator in the field of Early Childhood Education (0-5 years). The course includes a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) component as well as some elements of the Educational Approach and Safety and Security of Children competencies applied in the field. The participants who have completed the training will be able to continue further (if needed) with the full scope of studies on their path to become a Qualified Daycare Educator.

Topics covered:
- Understanding the profession ( 6h)
- Health, wellbeing and safety in a childcare center (33h)
- Understanding educational programming and approaches (31h)
- Child welfare and prevention

The course is designed for participants without any prior experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. It is an initiation “first steps” to starting a job within a daycare centre. The course may be useful to individuals who have worked in entry-level positions (restaurant, supermarket, etc.) and who may want to change fields.

As a result, individuals taking this course will have a better understanding of the working environment within a daycare centre and expectations within the profession. They will be introduced to daily tasks and activities in the workplace and understand new skills needed to becoming a early childhood educator.

The government of Quebec has created this measure to overcome the growing labour shortage in his field. If you are creative, energetic and friendly, and enjoy teaching young children or are interested in learning more about the field; this course is for you. All are welcome

Take a look at our video on the course!

Schedule description
Admission Criteria:
- Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- 18 years or older
- Interest in working with children and no prior experience in the field
- Minmum Sec IV High school or level 4 secondary school (or a comparative evaluation)

Hours: 90
Location: Hybrid Delivery model (Online and in-person classes at Vanier College)
Dates: May 13 - June 07, 2024
Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Schedule subject to change

Cost: Free