For course inquiries call 519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Thames).
Applicants who started High School in Ontario in Sept 1999 or later and have their OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U) University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
ORIENTATION, ECE 101N, is mandatory
for all students prior to beginning the Continuing Education Early Childhood Education program.
Advanced standing MAY be given upon presentation of a post-secondary transcript, and appropriate course outlines. Please submit these to the Continuing Education Office, to the attention of the ECE Program Officer.
Employers who provide our Field Placement settings require a clear police record check for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into a Field Placement. This may restrict the opportunities of Field Placements and impede students from completing the full program and/or securing employment.
NOTE: Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification must be obtained PRIOR to Field Placements.
Academic Dismissal Policy-Students who fail the same course twice may be subject to academic dismissal.
Please note: Students are required to complete the ECE program within a seven year period. Students who exceed the seven year limit will be required to repeat courses.
If you are in the process of working towards an Early Childhood Education Diploma through part-time studies and would like a consultation on the courses required or how best to complete your program, please contact the coordinator at 519-972-2727 ext. 4541 (Windsor) or 519-354-0714 ext. 3252 (Chatham.)
A graduate of the Early Childhood Education Program at St. Clair College may receive up to one half of the credits toward a diploma in the Developmental Services Worker Program.
Note: The pre-requisites must have been successfully completed prior to enrolling into a course. You must take this into consideration with planning your semester.
Creating Curriculum with Young Children I
Introduction to ECE
Positive Child Guidance
Preschool Development and Best Practices
Observation of Young Children
Anti-Oppression in Canadian Society
Curriculum Methods: Literacy and Movement
Preparation for Field Placement I
Field Placement I
Infant/Toddler Development and Best Practices
Professionalism and Working with Families
Foundations of Academic Writing I
Health, Nutrition and Safety
Development of Children with Diverse Abilities
Preparation for Field Placement II
Field Placement II
School Age Development & Best Practices
General Education Elective
Relations & Family Dynamics
Field Preparation for ECE417
Issues and Administration
Inclusion of Children with Diverse Abilities
Field Placement III
ORIENTATION TO ECE ECE 101N
This workshop is mandatory for all students prior to beginning your first field placement. Students are required to bring with them a copy of their CPT score, high school transcript or results of mature student testing, as well as any other post secondary transcripts you may have. Topics which will be discussed in this workshop include advanced standings, prior learning assessment, an overview of the entire ECE program, electives, transferability to or from University, and the regulations and expectations for field placements. $16.95 (Tuition $15.00, $1.95 HST.)
070 1055 May 5 Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
CREATING CURRICULUM YOUNG CHILDREN I ECE 114
This course will introduce the student to the concept of Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum. Students will plan and implement small and large group activities in music, movement and the visual arts. Students will demonstrate methods for adapting curriculum to meet the range of developmental needs of children. Students will also develop the practice of self-reflection through the evaluation of their activity plans. 3 units of credit. $239.82.
550 1910 Jul 2-Aug 8 Tue, Th, 6:00P-9:30P
PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT & BEST PRACTICES ECE 122
This course examines the sequence of typical development in children (2.5-6 years of age). It explores best practices that promote optimal learning and development in a group care setting that are consistent with research and the growing understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices among Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.s). 3 units of credit. $228.40 Text extra.
050 1669 May 2-Jul 4 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
RELATIONSHIPS & FAMILY DYNAMICS ECE 203G
An examination of the dynamics of functional and dysfunctional family systems and the impact of childhood upbringing on adult relationships. Principles and strategies for building and maintaining healthy intimacy in relationships; and identifying and releasing unhealthy and destructive relationship patterns are explored. 3 units of credit. $228.40 Text extra.
050 1668 May 2-Jul 4 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]
ANTI-OPPRESSION IN CANADIAN SOCIETY ECE 205G
This course focuses on oppression and anti-oppression as they relate to social inequality and life circumstances. The course is comprised of five dimensions: theoretical, exploration of personal values and focus on particular populations according to student interest. Racism, ableism, ageism, colonialism, homophobia, antisemitism, sexism and other forms of institutionalized oppression are considered in relation to the experiences, needs, and responses of populations who have been historically excluded, disadvantaged, and oppressed. 3 units of credit. $228.40 Text extra.
050 1168 May 1-July 3 Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
CURRICULUM METHODS: LITERACY AND MOVEMENT ECE211
A look at movement, music and literacy for the development of early childhood education curriculum. Pre-requisite: ECE114, ECE118. 3 units of credit. Total fee: $228.40 Text extra.
050 1504 May 6-Jul 22 Mon 6:00P-10:00P
PREPARATION FOR FIELD PLACEMENT I ECE 213
This course prepares the Early Childhood Education student for Field Placement 1 which will be completed in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-requisite: ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE120, ECE 122, ECE133, SSC160. $68.52.
050 1499 Apr 8, 9, 10 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES ECE 308
Based on a developmental inclusionary perspective, course content includes the various areas of exceptionality in terms of causes, characteristics and general intervention. Specific strategies for inclusion of children in these categories will be explored. $171.30.
550 1911 May 6-Jun 10, Mon, Wed 6:00P-9:00P
FIELD PREP FOR ECE317 ECE 313
This course prepares the Early Childhood Education student for Field Placement 2 which will be completed in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-requisite: ECE 211, ECE 205G, ECE 217. $68.52.
050 1658 Apr 15, 16, 17 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
INFANT AN TODDLER DEVELOPMENT ECE 314
This course examines the sequence of typical development in children (birth to 30 months of age). It explores best practices that promote optimal learning and development in a group care setting that are consistent with research and the growing understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices among Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.s). Total fee: $228.40
050 2850 May 2-Jul 4 Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
EMERGENT CURRICULUM ECE 403
This course deals with the practical application of Piagetian theories of development in educational programs for young children, with a focus on child centered and interactive approaches. The students will explore the similarities and differences of the High/Scope approach, the Reggio Emilia approach, and the method developed by Maria Montessori.
Pre-requisite: ECE 312, ECE 314, ECE 317 2 units of credit. $171.30 Text extra
050 1505 Apr 29-July 15, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
FIELD PREP FOR ECE 417 ECE 413
This course prepares the Early Childhood Education student for Field Placement 3 which will be completed in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-requisite: ECE 203G, ECE 211, ECE 303, ECE 312, ECE314, ECE 317. $68.52.
050 1657 Apr 22, 23, 24 Mon, Tue, Wed, 6:00P – 10:00P
ISSUES AND ADMINISTRATION ECE 414
This course provides an overview of the operational issues involved in the delivery of child care services in Ontario. Past and present issues specific to the early childhood education profession will be considered as the students develop their practical knowledge of all phases of effective early childhood education programs. Pre-requisite: ECE122, ECE211, ECE303, ECE314, ECE317. 2 units of credit. $171.30 Text extra.
050 1169 May 1–Jul 3 Wed, 6:30P-9:30P
PROFESSIONALISM AND WORKING WITH FAMILIES ECE 420
This course is designed to help the student develop an awareness of the concerns of parents and provide them with strategies to support parents and their families. The student will examine different family systems and acquire skills to help support positive relationships with parents, which includes facilitating adult problem solving, planning interviews and planning meetings with families. Pre-requisite: ECE122, ECE117. 3 units of credit. $228.40 Text extra.
050 1167 Apr 30 –Jul 2 Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES ECE 421
This course is designed to help students examine attitudes, values and beliefs towards children with diverse abilities within an inclusive environment. Generic strategies for adapting the learning environment and providing accessibility will be explored. There will be a historical focus on Canadian legislation and the social and medical disability perspectives. In supporting children with diverse abilities, the referral process, collaboration with families and community resources will be analyzed.
Pre-requisite: ECE122, ECE117. 3 units of credit. $171.30.
050 2851 May 7-Jul 9 Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
Field Placements to be arranged. Contact your ECE program coordinator for details.
FIELD PLACEMENT 1 ECE 229
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE133, SSC160. Co-Requisite: ECE213 9 units of credit. $175.00.
050 1904 Individually arranged
550 1913 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT II ECE 329
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE122, ECE133, ECE211, ECE229, ECE314, ECE420, FAW100. Co-Requisite: ECE313. 9 units of credit. $175.00.
050 1905 Individually arranged
550 1907 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT III ECE 429
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE114, ECE 120, ECE122, ECE133, ECE303, ECE308, ECE314, ECE329, ECE414. Co-requisite: ECE413. 9 units of credit. $175.00.
050 1906 Individually arranged
550 1908 Individually arranged
Looking for Foundations of Academic Writing? See English and Modern Languages
Available through part-time study, this program is designed for human service providers in addiction and non-addiction services, as well as those planning to enter the field. The program is structured to develop therapeutic attitudes and skills in the management of clients with alcohol and/or drug dependency.
Diploma/Degree in Human Services or the Health field
Grade 12 Diploma PLUS 24 months of paid or volunteer work in the addictions field with a verification letter.
An interview with the Program Coordinator is required for all new students. You may arrange this by calling 519-354-9714 ext. 3975 (Chatham) or 519-972-2727 ext. 4501 (Windsor.)
Basic Studies in Substance Abuse
Treatment Process and Systems in Addiction
Families, Addictions and Other Systems
Communications and Addiction
Introduction to Counselling Skills and Addiction
Introduction to Group Skills and Addiction
Professional Dev't/Ethics in the Addiction Field
Note: SSC 160 Basic Psychology & CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse are pre-requisites for all other courses. The remaining courses should be taken in the sequence listed and CDC 170 Field Practicum must be the final course taken.
BASIC PSYCHOLOGY SSC 160
See General Education, Humanities and Social Sciences for course listing.
FAMILIES, ADDICTIONS AND OTHER SYSTEMS CDC 140
Designed to introduce the student to chemical dependency as a family and community problem, this course will examine the structure and function of families and other systems. Stressed are the impacts of chemical dependency on families and the community – appropriate treatment interventions. Pre-requisites: CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse & SSC 160 Basic Psychology. 3 units of credit. $239.82 Text extra
050 1065 Apr 10-Jun 26 Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
550 1179 Apr 10-Jun 26 Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
INTRODUCTION TO GROUP SKILLS & ADDICTION CDC 150
This course is designed to develop basic skills in group leadership. Building on an understanding of the theory of groups, types of groups and theory of leadership, students will have an opportunity to practice facilitation techniques and problem-solving in group therapy simulations. Pre-requisite: CDC120 Basic Studies In Substance Abuse & SSC160 Basic Psychology. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8. 3 units of credit. $239.82 Text extra.
050 1064 Apr 9-Jun 25 Tue, 6:30P-10:00P
550 1652 Apr 9-Jun 25 Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
FIELD PRACTICUM CDC 170
This field project is designed to provide students with learning experiences related to the promotion of health and
prevention of addictions-related problems. The individual project will be determined by the student in consultation with the teacher. Students will discuss the progress of the project with the teacher. 4 units of credit. $150.00.
050 1063 Individually arranged
550 1092 Individually arranged