Transfer of Credit in Early Childhood Education Program, 1997-98

The following table provides an overview of current credit transfer arrangements associated with the Early Childhood Education Diploma program. The modular format developed for the distance education delivery method, is derived from the competencies and learning outcomes of the full-time program. The distance program provides for students to work through an individualized education plan for their course work, with the assistance of a tutor. This self-paced program provides the flexibility which assists students in managing their studies with their work and family responsibilities. There is an on-site requirement to complete three summer institutes for practical workshops, seminars and field placement.

In order for acceptance into the distance program, students must have completed a minimal of two years of formal work experience in an early childhood setting. Students may choose to take a Portfolio Development Course and challenge for prior learning assessment credits based on the learning acquired through work/life experiences. This course is designed for the mature adult learner, and the experienced early childhood educator.

Readers are advised the following table is subject to change by the respective postsecondary institutions. Should any questions arise, please consult the appropriate institutional calendar or Registrar's/Student Services Office for more information.

Diploma in Applied Arts, Early Childhood Education
Distance Education Full-time Two Year Diploma
1-1 Apply Principles of Psychology Psychology PS1100
1-2 Apply Principles of Psychology Psychology PS1101
1-3 Nurture Development of Infants and Toddlers Child Development II EE1201
1-4 Nurture Development of the Pre-school Child Child Development III EE2200
1-5 Nurture Development of the School-Age child Child Development IV EE2201
1-6 Development Patterns of Adolescents and Adults
2-1 Observe Children’s Development (Mandatory) Child Development I EE1200
2-2 Provide for Child Centred Experiences Early Childhood Education I EE1100 and II EE1101 and III EE2100
2-3 Organize Physical Environment Early Childhood Education I EE1100
2-4 Plan Curriculum Early Childhood Education II EE1101 and III EE2100
3-1 Provide Safe Indoor/Outdoor Environment Health FH1300
3-2 Respond to Children’s Injuries (First Aid) St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate
4-1 Promote the Health and Well-being of Children and Satff Health FH1300
4-4 Meet Children’s Nutritional Needs Nutrition I FH1110
4-5 Prepare Nutritious Meals and Snacks Nutrition II FH1111
5-1 Provide Language Experiences Creative Activities II EE1401
5-2 Provide Art Experiences Creative Activities I EE1400
5-3 Provide Music/Movement Experiences Creative IV EE2401
5-5 Provide Physical Activities Experiences Creative Activities III EE2400
6-1 Encourage Self-Esteem Program Integration EE1500
6-2 Communication with Children
6-3 Encourage Self-Control
6-4 Guide Children’s Behaviour (Mandatory) Program Integration EE1500
7-1 Identify Family Patterns Family Studies I EE1300
7-2 Demonstrate a Partnership with Families Family Studies II EE1301 and IV EE2301
7-3 Respond to Families Needs Family Studies III EE2300 and IV EE2301
8-1 Facilitate Team Work and Adult Communication Communications CM2200
8-3 Apply Bookkeeping Principles Bookkeeping AC1100
8-4 Network with Community Community Resources EE1600
8-5 Assist in Management and Administration of Centre Early Childhood Education EE2101
9-1 Practice Professional Values Program Integration EE1500
9-2 Demonstrate a Philosophy that Reflects Quality Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education IV EE2101