EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

AEC PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The goal of the two (2) year Early Childhood Education certificate program is to train students on how to provide educational services to a group of children, from 0 – 12 years old, in an early childhood care setting.

The main function of an early childhood educator (ECE) is to create an environment that promotes the physical, motor, cognitive, language, socio-affective and moral development of a child by establishing in them a caring relationship. In addition, the educator’s role is to develop, organize, lead and evaluate educational activities that promote overall childhood development.

The ECE must not only ensure the health, security, and well-being of the children under their care but also, their own health. Students in this program learn to self-regulate by organizing a daycare environment that is secure and not overwhelming as well as through various stress-management techniques. In this respect, learning to balance and renew one’s energies through a healthy lifestyle represents an essential competency that an ECE must master in order to assume their numerous responsibilities and tasks.

PROGRAM TYPE

AEC / Certificate

DURATION

2 Years

PROGRAM CODE

JEE.0K

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English or French

PROGRAM CAPACITY

120

COMPLETION COMPETENCY

Internship + Synthesis Project

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Jan 25 (Winter),   Aug 1 (Fall)

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

            Nov 30 (Winter),   Apr 30 (Fall)

ADMISSION PROCESS

Apply online

COMPETENCIES DEVELOPED

Graduates from the Early Childhood Education certificate/attestation program will be prepared to do the following:

  • Analyze the work function
  • Observe and analyze the behavior of a child
  • Identify the needs of a child or in relation to their overall development
  • Conduct their work safely in the workplace
  • Establish a significant emotional relationship with children
  • Intervene with regard to child health
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Provide assistance to children
  • Make use of creativity in professional interventions
  • Design global development activities
  • Organize and facilitate educational activities
  • Take appropriate action with respect to the behavior of children
  • Write and edit texts within the profession

 

WHY CHOOSE THE ACS PROGRAM?

The main differences between the Early Childhood Education ACS and DCS programs at TAV:

ACS (Attestation of College Studies) Program:
  • 2 years to complete
  • Students are only required to complete program-specific courses
  • There is no Ministerial Exit Exam
  • ACS graduates must accumulate three years of experience before being recognized as qualified educators for the purposes of satisfying the requirements set by the Ministère de la Famille et des Ainés
  • ACS graduates are paid as per the pay scale for the profession

 

DCS (Diploma of College studies) program:
  • 3 years to complete
  • Students are required to complete a general education component of their studies in addition to program-specific courses
  • DCS graduates are immediately recognized as qualified educators for the purposes of satisfying requirements set by the Ministère de la Famille et des Ainés
  • DCS graduates are paid on a higher echelon as per the pay scale for the profession

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