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Early Childhood Education Certificate

Early Childhood Education is a certificate program that provides knowledge and skill development in establishing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. You will develop an understanding of children’s varying physical, social, cognitive, creative and emotional development. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of play as a vehicle for learning. The program meets the license requirement ECE II classification of the Child Care Regulations, 2001, Early Years Branch, Ministry of Education.

This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

You may take the following courses prior to application and acceptance to the program, but must apply thereafter: COMM 291, ECE 106, ECE 142, EMPL 180, and HUMD 183.


Your studies will focus on the period of development from conception to adolescence. You will receive information about the effects of heredity and the environment on the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of children and adolescents. The course also provides an introduction to the theories of learning and personality and methods of studying human behaviour.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 1, 2015 - December 8, 2015
Tue - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: August 25, 2015
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$465.00ReginaCRN: 201502-120
September 7, 2015 - January 22, 2016
Registration deadline: September 11, 2015
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-168
September 28, 2015 - February 12, 2016
Registration deadline: October 2, 2015
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-169
November 2, 2015 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: November 6, 2015
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-170
January 4, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-146
February 1, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: February 5, 2016
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-147
February 29, 2016 - July 15, 2016
Registration deadline: March 4, 2016
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-148
You will examine the strategies of developmentally appropriate child guidance. The role of the adult in anticipating and preventing inappropriate behaviour is emphasized. You will practice techniques for intervening with children while encouraging a co-operative attitude, a sense of autonomy, and a positive self-image.

Prince Albert campus Facilitated Study: Sep 13 9a-4p Oct 25 9a-4p Dec 13 9a-4p

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2015 - December 12, 2015
In-class Dates: Saturdays, Sep 12 (9-4 pm), Oct 24 (9-4 pm), and Dec 12 (9-4 pm)
Room: F212
Registration deadline: September 4, 2015
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$475.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201502-473
September 3, 2015 - December 17, 2015
Thu - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: August 27, 2015
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$475.00ReginaCRN: 201502-116
March 3, 2016 - June 23, 2016
Thu - 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration deadline: February 25, 2016
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$475.00ReginaCRN: 201503-467
September 7, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration deadline: September 11, 2015
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-172
October 5, 2015 - March 4, 2016
Registration deadline: October 5, 2015
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-171
November 2, 2015 - April 1, 2016
Registration deadline: November 6, 2015
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-173
January 4, 2016 - June 3, 2016
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-149
January 25, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-150
February 29, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Registration deadline: March 4, 2016
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-152
March 28, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Registration deadline: April 1, 2016
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$450.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-153
January 18, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: January 22, 2016
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$450.00OnlineCRN: 201503-1019
Building on the skills and knowledge that you have developed through your courses, you will be introduced to the role of the early childhood educator in a practical setting. You will use the skills developed in previous courses to observe and record the behaviour of children, to interact with children and adults in a supportive and positive manner, and to guide children’s behaviour using positive guidance strategies.

You must be assessed for practicum readiness by practicum advisor prior to registration.

Prerequisites: Observation of Children, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Child and Adolescent Development, Child Guidance 1, Lifespan Development A


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 14, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: May 23, 2016
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$649.00ClinicalCRN: 201509-179
July 2, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: June 1, 2016
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$649.00ClinicalCRN: 201509-193
Building on the skills and knowledge that you have developed through your courses, you will demonstrate your ability to interact positively with children and adults. You will use your observation skills to develop developmentally appropriate curriculum. You will implement the curriculum and guide children’s behaviour effectively.

You must be assessed for practicum readiness by practicum advisor prior to registration.

Prerequisites: Early Childhood Education Certificate Practicum 1, Employability Skills, Health, Safety and Nutrition, Interpersonal Communications, Programming for Cognitive Development, Programming for Creative Arts Development, Programming for Language Development, Programming for Social and Emotional Development, Role of Play in Early Childhood Education, Roles and Values of the Early Childhood Educator, Completion of all ECE theory courses and PRAC 104


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 14, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: May 16, 2016
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$937.00ClinicalCRN: 201509-181
July 2, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: June 1, 2016
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$937.00ClinicalCRN: 201509-194
You will receive instruction and practice in written communication skills needed for the workplace. You will develop effective job search strategies. Emphasis will be placed on communicating a professional image.

Online courses use an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at a time that is convenient ot the student.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials Online: no additional materials required
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 8, 2016 - March 4, 2016
Fri - 11:30 am-1:59 pm
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-1018
January 14, 2016 - April 7, 2016
Thu - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: January 7, 2016
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-126
September 14, 2015 - January 29, 2016
Registration deadline: September 18, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-181
October 19, 2015 - March 4, 2016
Registration deadline: October 23, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-182
January 25, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-159
February 15, 2016 - July 1, 2016
Registration deadline: February 19, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-160
September 8, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration deadline: September 1, 2015
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$556.00OnlineCRN: 201502-703
April 11, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: April 4, 2016
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$556.00OnlineCRN: 201503-722
You will identify and develop the basics of your English language skills in terms of speaking, listening, reading and writing, giving clear instructions, active listening and discussions in English. Emphasis will be on the development of these skills in an interactive educational setting relevant to early childhood education for the purpose of personal and professional development. This course does not meet English language requirements for admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 14, 2015 - November 23, 2015
Mon - 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration deadline: September 7, 2015
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$340.00ReginaCRN: 201502-150
January 13, 2016 - March 16, 2016
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: January 6, 2016
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$340.00ReginaCRN: 201503-128
Your studies will focus on creating environments and practices that contribute to the health, safety and nutritional needs of children. You will study the physical development of children. You will also receive information that will assist you in identifying and addressing health and safety issues including abuse and neglect.

Facilitated study at Prince Albert. Weekend workshops in Prince Albert: Mar 28 1-4p May 09 9a-4p Jun 13 9a-4p

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 19, 2016 - June 11, 2016
Sat - 1:01-4:00 pm
Sat - 9:01 am-4:00 pm
Sat - 9:01 am-4:00 pm
Room: F212
Registration deadline: March 11, 2016
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$420.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201509-94
January 5, 2016 - March 29, 2016
Tue - 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration deadline: December 29, 2015
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-466
April 5, 2016 - June 28, 2016
Tue - 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration deadline: March 29, 2016
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-130
September 21, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration deadline: September 25, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-190
October 12, 2015 - February 26, 2016
Registration deadline: October 16, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-191
November 2, 2015 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: November 6, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-192
January 4, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-168
February 1, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: February 5, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-170
February 29, 2016 - July 15, 2016
Registration deadline: March 4, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-171
April 4, 2016 - August 19, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-172
January 18, 2016 - June 3, 2016
Registration deadline: January 22, 2016
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$410.00OnlineCRN: 201503-169
You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

The online course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at any time convenient for the student. High-speed internet is recommended.

Additional costs: Text
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 5, 2016 - February 4, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 250
Registration deadline: December 18, 2016
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$333.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201503-620
September 2, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: August 26, 2015
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$343.00ReginaCRN: 201502-117
September 14, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Mon, Wed - 9:00-10:59 am
Registration deadline: September 7, 2015
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$343.00ReginaCRN: 201502-143
January 13, 2016 - March 23, 2016
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration deadline: January 19, 2016
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$343.00ReginaCRN: 201503-410
September 14, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration deadline: October 2, 2015
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-326
September 14, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Registration deadline: September 18, 2015
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-194
October 5, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration deadline: October 9, 2015
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-195
January 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: January 22, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-176
January 18, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: January 22, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-230
January 25, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-321
February 15, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: February 19, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-177
March 21, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$333.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-322
September 8, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration deadline: September 1, 2015
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$391.00OnlineCRN: 201502-702
April 11, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: April 4, 2016
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$391.00OnlineCRN: 201503-721
You will study the values, roots and the practice of Early Childhood Education from an historical and global perspective. A holistic view of the child (including emotional, social, cognitive, creative and physical development) will be emphasized. The course provides an introduction to a variety of Early Childhood Education models that are seen in Canada and in Saskatchewan. Building on this foundation, you will be introduced to the Project Approach and Emergent/Negotiated Curriculum as a basis of planning curriculum and the various ways they are implemented.

Students require access to a DVD player (Print)

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2015 - December 10, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Registration deadline: August 29, 2015
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$465.00ReginaCRN: 201502-122
September 14, 2015 - January 29, 2016
Registration deadline: September 18, 2015
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-196
October 26, 2015 - March 11, 2016
Registration deadline: October 30, 2015
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-197
January 25, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-178
February 1, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: February 5, 2016
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$415.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-179
The course combines theory and practical application to assist you in developing skills in observing and recording the behaviour of children. You will learn how to organize observational information and to use information to understand children’s development.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
August 31, 2015 - December 3, 2015
Mon - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: August 24, 2015
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201502-119
September 14, 2015 - January 29, 2016
Registration deadline: September 18, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-203
November 2, 2015 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: November 6, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-204
January 25, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-184
February 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-185
March 7, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: March 11, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-186
You will study the cognitive development of children and acquire skills in planning curriculum to meet the cognitive needs of children. You will explore mathematical concepts and scientific concepts such as categorization, sequencing, comparisons based on similarities and differences. You will be introduced to the cognitive processes of young children and learn to plan curriculum that is developmentally appropriate. Your studies will examine how programming for cognitive development is accommodated through the Project Approach.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Child and Adolescent Development, Lifespan Development A, Observation of Children


Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2015 - November 19, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Registration deadline: September 5, 2015
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201502-121
October 12, 2015 - February 26, 2016
Registration deadline: October 16, 2015
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$430.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-209
February 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$430.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-193
The course focuses on the expressive media of visual arts, music and creative movement. You will examine the role of the creative arts in an early childhood education program. You will receive instruction and practice in the arts and in planning curriculum to meet the creative needs of children. Your studies will examine how programming for creative arts is accommodated through the Project Approach.

Prerequisites: Lifespan Development A, Child and Adolescent Development, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Observation of Children, or PRAC 181


Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 23, 2016 - April 21, 2016
Sat - 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: January 16, 2016
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$531.00ReginaCRN: 201503-127
September 28, 2015 - March 11, 2016
Registration deadline: October 2, 2015
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$476.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-210
January 4, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: January 8, 2016
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$476.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-194
You will examine the development of language and receive instruction and practice in planning curriculum to meet the language needs of children. You will explore language play, language games, creative, drama, puppetry, poetry, story reading and storytelling. Your studies will help you recognize quality in children’s literature. You will examine the use of the Project Approach in facilitating language and literacy development.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Child and Adolescent Development, Lifespan Development A, Observation of Children


Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 17, 2015 - December 17, 2015
Sat - 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: October 10, 2015
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201502-118
September 28, 2015 - February 12, 2016
Registration deadline: October 2, 2015
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$430.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-212
February 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$430.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-196
The course will examine the development of social and emotional skills in early childhood. You will receive instruction and practice in planning curriculum to meet the social and emotional needs of children. You will explore how children respond to different social and emotional situations and the role of the early childhood educator in facilitating healthy social and emotional development.

Prerequisites: Lifespan Development A, Child and Adolescent Development, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Observation of Children


Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 12, 2016 - May 19, 2016
Sat - 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Registration deadline: March 5, 2016
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-131
October 19, 2015 - March 4, 2016
Registration deadline: October 23, 2015
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$430.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-214
February 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$430.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-198
You will learn about the role of play in the development of skills and abilities of young children. You will focus on the value of play in early childhood development programming and the role of the early childhood educator in expanding the play opportunities for children.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2016 - March 19, 2016
In-class dates: Saturdays, Jan 9 (9-4 pm), Feb 6 (9-4 pm), and Mar 19 (9-Noon)
Room: F212
Registration deadline: December 18, 2015
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$420.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201503-461
September 1, 2015 - November 24, 2015
Tue - 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration deadline: August 25, 2015
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201502-448
January 12, 2016 - April 5, 2016
Tue - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: January 5, 2016
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-125
September 14, 2015 - January 29, 2016
Registration deadline: September 18, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-217
October 12, 2015 - February 26, 2016
Registration deadline: October 16, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-218
November 2, 2015 - March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: November 6, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-219
January 11, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration deadline: January 15, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-202
February 1, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Registration deadline: February 5, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-203
March 7, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: March 11, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-205
April 4, 2016 - August 19, 2016
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-206
February 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$410.00OnlineCRN: 201503-1020
The course focuses on the supporting values of the early childhood educator. You will examine the common values and explore how the values are demonstrated in the role of the early childhood educator. Through classroom and practicum experience, you will demonstrate these values.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 7, 2016 - June 16, 2016
Mon - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration deadline: February 29, 2016
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$420.00ReginaCRN: 201503-129
September 21, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration deadline: September 25, 2015
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201502-221
February 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Registration deadline: February 12, 2016
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$410.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-208

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