This two-year diploma program prepares
students to become teachers of young children in a variety of preschool
and educational settings. The education and care of young children
demands a high level of personal and professional integrity and
enthusiasm. The curriculum includes field placement, as well as
courses in observation, child development and curriculum development.
The program of study stipulates that students must successfully
complete all courses and field placements at each level before
moving on to the next level. Students must be enroled in all courses
at each level, unless an exemption for a specific course has been
Students are required to complete a minimum of 102 days of field
placement to meet program requirements. These days must be completed
within the four levels of the program.
Please note that courses and
field placement in level two of the January intake are offered
through the Spring and Summer months (May-August). Psychology of
Learning (FAM1003) is offered in level
one and Introduction to Children with Exceptionalities (FAM1094)
is offered in level two.