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Setting Up an ECE Childcare, Nursery School and After School

Recognition of Achievement

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Overview

These six (6) workshops are designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to operate a licensed childcare, nursery school or after-school program in the province of Ontario. Although not essential, Early Childhood Education knowledge is strongly recommended. The workshops provide detailed analysis of the requirements needed to apply for a childcare program license in Ontario as described in the Childcare and Early Years Act.

The curriculum focuses on licensing requirements municipally and provincially, human resources as it pertains to a childcare program, financing and marketing your program, and developing an Early Childhood Education curriculum and philosophy.

A Recognition of Achievement will be granted upon successful completion of all six workshops. However, workshops can be taken individually as well.

Career Opportunities

These workshops will assist students in understanding the requirements to open a licensed childcare program as required by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in the province of Ontario.

Entry Requirements

It is preferable that students have knowledge of Early Childhood Education principles and beliefs. Although an ECE diploma is not required to open a licensed childcare program in Ontario, it is required to employ ECEs or their equivalents in a licensed program as room supervisors. Therefore the workshop presenters assume students do have the basic understanding of Early Childhood Education.

These workshops are designed to assist students in understanding the licensing requirements needed to open a childcare in Ontario. Attending these workshops does not guarantee that students' subsequent childcare program proposals will be accepted for licensing by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in the province of Ontario.

ECD090 - Introduction to Setting Up Your Own Child Care Program, is a pre-requisite for all other workshops. Students may then pick individual workshops that they feel best apply to their needs.


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Curriculum

ECD090
Setting up childcare,nursery,after school program
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This first workshop defines quality licensed childcare programs in Ontario. Participants will analyze the Early Childhood Education profession and its application to childcare programs. ECE childcare support agencies will be introduced. Participants will be given an overview of the Child Care and Early Years Act outlining the legal requirements by the Ministry of Education for operating a licensed child care in the province of Ontario.




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ECD091
Licensing Requirements Childcare Programs Ontario
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ECD090

This workshop details the provincial (Ontario) legal requirements for a childcare program. Participants will analyze the province's Child Care and Early Years Act as well as individual municipal bylaw requirements including fire safety, health and food will be discussed.




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ECD092
Childcare Program Philosophy and Curriculum
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ECD090

This workshop compares a variety of childcare curriculum models and their adaptation to children's specific age groups. Participants will analyze ECE philosophy and how to adapt it to the individual needs of each childcare program. The participants will discuss the Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario requirements to develop curriculum and developing a philosophy that reflects the values and principles of individual programs.




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ECD093
Formulating a Business Plan
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ECD090

This workshop will detail the steps to developing a business plan for opening a child care business in Ontario. Students will research an operational plan and marketing strategies. The steps will conform to the Child Care and Early Years act requirements as well as address the needs for presenting a business plan to financial institutions for funding.




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ECD094
Human Resources for Childcare Programs
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ECD090

This workshop examines the legal requirements for staffing childcare programs according to the Child Care and Early Years Act. Interviewing techniques and determining the most appropriate candidates will be discussed. It incorporates strategies for maintaining positive staff relations and encouraging optimum job performance.




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ECD095
Submitting Your Proposal
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ECD090

This workshop clarifies the required information needed for the process of obtaining a license to operate a child care program in Ontario. Students will then be directed through the practical procedure of presenting a licensing application for his/her particular program that reflects the requirements of the Ministry of Education of Ontario.




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Program Outcomes

The objectives of "Setting up an ECE Childcare, Nursery School, and After-School program" series are:

  1. To analyze and apply the licensing procedures for a childcare program as required by the provincial government of Ontario.
  2. To examine the Day Nurseries Act of Ontario legislation and its application in licensing childcare programs.
  3. To interpret and apply the human resources needs of childcare programs according to the legal requirements of the Day Nurseries Act of Ontario.
  4. To design, implement and evaluate marketing strategies for a childcare program.
  5. To analyze and create a business plan for setting up childcare programs.
  6. To develop an Early Childhood Education philosophy that reflects the principles that best support the families and children within individual childcare programs.
  7. To develop an Early Childhood Education curriculum that reflects the childcare programs' philosophies and supports the age appropriate developmental principles of children in the program.

Completion

Recognition of Achievement Requirements

A Recognition of Achievement (R.O.A) is awarded on successful completion of all six workshops.

These six (6) workshops are designed to provide the student with an understanding of the process involved when considering the operation of an Early Childhood Education.

The successful completion of all required courses will lead to a Recognition of Achievement. Upon completion of all courses please complete a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form, available on-line and return to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training office. There is no cost for this and your ROA will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Georgina Ioannou
Program Assistant
Georgina.Ioannou@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22946


Georgette Bigelow
Part-time Program Coordinator
Georgette.Bigelow@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.26165


Joanne Bonnet
Academic Program Manager
Joanne.Bonnet@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22528