Transfer of Credit in Early Childhood Education Program, 2002-2003

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 to complete assignments in the distance program, students must have regular access to 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 post-secondary institutions. Should any questions arise, please consult the appropriate institutional calendar or Registrar/Student Service Offices 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, Adolescents and Adults Child Development IV EE2201
2-1 Observe Children’s Development (Mandatory) Child Development I EE1200
2-2 Provide for Child Centred Experiences Early Childhood Education I EE1100
2-3 Organize Physical Environment Early Childhood Education I EE1101
2-4 Plan Curriculum, Math and Science Early Childhood Education III EE2100
3-1 St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate
4-1 Promote the Health, Safety & Well-being of Children & Staff 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 Experiences Creative Activities IV EE2401
5-4 Provide Movement Experiences Creative Activities III EE2400
6-1 Encourage Self-Esteem EE1250 Foundations of Positive Behaviour Guidance
6-2 Guide Children’s Behaviour EE2250 Advanced Behaviour-Guidance Strategies
7-1 Identify Family Patterns Family Studies I EE1300
7-2 Demonstrate a Partnership with Families Family Studies II EE1301
7-3 Respond to Families Needs Family Studies III EE2300 AND IV EE2301
8-1 Facilitate Team Work and Adult Communication Communications – Oral CM2200
8-2 Demonstrate Language Skills, Write memos, Letters, &
Communications CM1100 AND CM2100
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 IV EE2101
9-1 Practice Professional Values Early Childhood Education IV EE2101
9-2 Demonstrate a Philosophy that Reflects Quality Early Childhood Education Program Integration EE1500
9-3 Fieldwork – 4 Practicum Institutes Field Work FW1300, FW1301, FW2300, FW2301