EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - ACSAEC JEE.0K
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The goal of the Early Childhood Education AEC 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 significant affective 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 (physical and mental). Students in this program learn to self-regulate through organizing a secure daycare environment where daily activities are not overwhelming and by using stress management skills. 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.
Students graduating from the Early Childhood Education Attestation program (JEE.0K) will be prepared to do the following:
- Analyze the work function
- Observe the behavior of the child
- Identify the needs of a child or in relation to its overall development
- Conduct their work safely in the workplace
- Establish a significant emotional relationship with the children
- Intervene with regard to child health
- Communicate 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 behaviour 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