Can you imagine that a child might be your greatest teacher? Are you energized by the idea of working with other teachers, professionals, parents and communities to nurture the physical, psychological and social well-being of children and their families?
The program was developed to meet the provincial standards for early childhood education training in Nova Scotia. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole child as a unique individual, as well as assisting the child to grow within groups such as the family, the school and the community. This is a project-based program that blends classroom study with applied learning with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. You're introduced to major theories of child care and development within the practical context of a warm, caring and stimulating environment. The development of effective communications among children, parents, early childhood educators and other professionals is an essential element of this program. Throughout this program, you also acquire and develop the qualities of dependability and self-motivation, as well as a high level of skill in communication and organization.