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Honours Bachelor of Child Development

Honours Bachelor of Child Development

(Co-op)

Program Code:BCD
Campus:King, Newnham
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Child Development

Program Description

For over forty years Seneca College has been a leader in Early Childhood Education. We are pleased to offer a new degree-level program in Child Development, designed to provide you with the comprehensive theoretical and practical education employers want. This four-year bachelor’s degree program will give you a firm grounding in teaching and curriculum subjects in early childhood development, as well as familiarity in multidisciplinary and family practice. You'll be equipped to succeed within the industry’s new direction towards integration of services and programs focusing on the child, the family and the community.

In order to practice in Ontario as an "Early Childhood Educator" or a "Registered Early Childhood Educator", you will need to apply for registration in the College of Early Childhood Education (CECE). For more information, please consult the CECE website at college-ece.ca.

As a student in the Honours Bachelor of Child Development program, you have the option of studying either at King Campus or at Newnham Campus. You'll benefit from a dynamic campus atmosphere, state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and a wide range of on-site student support services including tutoring, help with English language and one-on-one academic and career advisement. You’ll also learn from expert professors with real-world experience and the dedication to help you succeed.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required course - minimum final grade of 65%:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Students must apply for, and receive a clear vulnerable sector police check before field placement in second semester.

Fees

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Your Career

Be prepared to take a leadership role in the expanding services for young children and their families. As a graduate of the Honours Bachelor of Child Development (BCD) program, you'll be able to work with many health, education and social service professionals in an inter-disciplinary approach to education. You'll be ideally suited to work as an educator in parent/child resource centres such as Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC), and you'll be eligible to work in children's treatment centres. Our graduates become leaders within a rapidly expanding field. Your career opportunities will be both fulfilling and limitless.

Many of our top graduates choose to apply to faculties of education to pursue careers in teaching or apply directly to masters programs and advance their educational knowledge through further specialization.

Co-operative Education

Students in the BCD program must successfully complete one full-time co-operative education work-term in order to graduate. The co-op work experience provides the learner with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real world applications. The work-term is scheduled between semesters 6 and 7 and is 14 consecutive weeks in duration.

There is an additional charge for the co-op term.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and Liberal Studies requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
BCD102 Healthy Environment: Health, Safety and Nutrition
BCD104 Human Development and Observation: Conception to Toddlerhood
BCD106 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
BCD108 Professional Practice in a Diverse Culture
ENG105 or
ENG106
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
 
Semester 2
BCD200 Field Placement Seminar: Preschool
BCD204 Human Development and Observation: Preschool to School Age
BCD206 Art and Science to Explore the Natural World
BCD208 Ethics, Policy and Legislation
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 3
BCD300 Field Placement and Seminar: Infant and Toddler
BCD304 Children with Diverse Abilities
BCD306 Physical Literacy and Music
BCD308 Developing and Sustaining Partnership with Families
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
BCD400 Field Placement and Seminar: School Based
BCD404 Attachment Across the Life Span
BCD406 Math and Digital Literacy
BCD408 Child and Family Relationships: Theoretical Foundations
BCD410 Critical Social Theories
 
Semester 5
BCD500 Field Placement and Seminar: Community
BCD502 Holistic Intervention Planning for Children
BCD504 Children's Emotional Well Being
BCD508 Inter Professional Collaboration
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
BCD604 Brain Research and Cognitive Development
BCD606 Introduction to Research Methods
BCD608 Collaborative Mental Health Practices
BCD610 Language Development
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 7
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
BCD702 Effects of Stress, Trauma and Violence on Learning
BCD706 Applied Research Proposal
BCD708 Early Identification, Screening and Assessment
BCD710 Childhood in Global Contexts
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
BCD802 Transformative Learning in Communities
BCD806 Applied Research Project
BCD808 Family Focused Practice: Agency and Home Based
plus: Liberal Studies Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAD102 Healthy Environments: Health, Safety and Nutrition
EAD104 Human Development - Part I
EAD106 Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Part I
EAD108 Professional Practice in a Diverse Culture
EAD110 Play in Early Childhood
ENG105 or
ENG106
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
 
Semester 2
EAD200 Integrative Seminar: Field Placement I
EAD202 Observation Methodology
EAD204 Human Development - Part 2
EAD206 Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Part 2
LSO260 Principles of Psychology
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
 
Semester 3
BCD300 Field Placement and Seminar: Infant and Toddler
BCD304 Children with Diverse Abilities
BCD306 Physical Literacy and Music
BCD308 Developing and Sustaining Partnership with Families
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
BCD400 Field Placement and Seminar: School Based
BCD404 Attachment Across the Life Span
BCD406 Math and Digital Literacy
BCD408 Child and Family Relationships: Theoretical Foundations
BCD410 Critical Social Theories
 
Semester 5
BCD500 Field Placement and Seminar: Community
BCD502 Holistic Intervention Planning for Children
BCD504 Children's Emotional Well Being
BCD508 Inter Professional Collaboration
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
BCD604 Brain Research and Cognitive Development
BCD606 Introduction to Research Methods
BCD608 Collaborative Mental Health Practices
BCD610 Language Development
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 7
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
BCD702 Effects of Stress, Trauma and Violence on Learning
BCD706 Applied Research Proposal
BCD708 Early Identification, Screening and Assessment
BCD710 Childhood in Global Contexts
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
BCD802 Transformative Learning in Communities
BCD806 Applied Research Project
BCD808 Family Focused Practice: Agency and Home Based
plus: Liberal Studies Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAD102 Healthy Environments: Health, Safety and Nutrition
EAD104 Human Development - Part I
EAD106 Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Part I
EAD108 Professional Practice in a Diverse Culture
EAD110 Play in Early Childhood
ENG105 or
ENG106
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
 
Semester 2
EAD200 Integrative Seminar: Field Placement I
EAD202 Observation Methodology
EAD204 Human Development - Part 2
EAD206 Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Part 2
LSO260 Principles of Psychology
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
 
Semester 3
EAD300 Integrative Seminar/Field Placement Infancy
EAD302 Ethics, Policy and Legislation
EAD306 Children with Special Needs
EAD308 History and Philosophical Traditions in ECE
EAD310 Developing and Sustaining Partnerships with Families
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
EAD400 Integrative Seminar: Field Placement II
EAD402 Artistic Development and Studio
EAD404 Theories of Music, Movement and Dramatic Play
EAD406 Dynamics of the Family
EAD408 Reconceptualizing Pedagogy: Post-modern Perspective
EAD410 Attachment in Infancy and Early Childhood
 
Semester 5
EAD500 Integrative Seminar/Field Placement
EAD502 Children with Challenging Behavior
EAD504 Social Construction in Education: Middle Childhood
EAD506 Interdisciplinary Practice: A Team Based Approach
EAD508 A Constructivist Approach to Math and Science
EAD510 Emotional Well Being in Young Children
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
EAD602 Brain Research and Cognitive Development
EAD606 Case Collaboration and Leadership
EAD608 A Constructivist Approach to Language and Literacy
EAD610 Environmental Design
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work-Term
 
Semester 7
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
EAD702 Effects of Stress, Trauma and Violence on Learning
EAD706 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis
EAD708 Early Identification: Screening and Assessment
EAD710 Global Childhood Context
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
EAD802 Designing Educational Programs for Adults
EAD804 Reflective Practice
EAD806 Applied Research Paper
EAD808 Family Focused Practice: Agency and Home Based
TRI802 Introduction to Leadership Theories
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options
BCD801 Statistics for the Social Sciences
TRC601 Community Organizing
 
Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAD102 Healthy Environments: Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
EAD104 Human Development - Part I 3
EAD106 Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Part I 3
EAD108 Professional Practice in a Diverse Culture 3
EAD110 Play in Early Childhood 3
ENG105 or
ENG106
Critical Thinking and Writing or
Writing Strategies
3
3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAD200 Integrative Seminar: Field Placement I 10
EAD202 Observation Methodology 3
EAD204 Human Development - Part 2 3
EAD206 Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Part 2 3
LSO260 Principles of Psychology 3
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAD300 Integrative Seminar / Field Placement Infancy 9
EAD302 Ethics, Policy and Legislation 3
EAD306 Children with Special Needs 3
EAD308 Historical and Philosophical Traditions in ECE 3
EAD310 Developing and Sustaining Partnerships with Families 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAD400 Integrative Seminar: Field Placement II 10
EAD402 Artistic Development and Studio 3
EAD404 Theories of Music, Movement and Dramatic Play 3
EAD406 Dynamics of the Family 3
EAD408 Conceptualizing Pedagogy: Post-modern Perspective 3
EAD410 Attachment in Infancy and Early Childhood 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAD500 Integrative Seminar / Field Placement 9
EAD502 Children with Challenging Behaviour 3
EAD504 Social Construction in Education: Middle Childhood 3
EAD506 Interdisciplinary Practice: A Team Based Approach 3
EAD508 A Constructive Approach to Math and Science 3
EAD510 Emotional Well Being in Young Children 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 1
EAD602 Brain Research and Cognitive Development 3
EAD606 Case Collaboration and Leadership 3
EAD608 A Constructivist Approach to Language and Literacy 3
EAD610 Environmental Design 3
LSO120 Introduction to Sociology 3
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT650 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 1
EAD702 Effects of Stress, Trauma and Violence on Learning 3
EAD706 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 3
EAD708 Early Identification: Screening and Assessment 3
EAD710 Global Childhood Context 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAD802 Designing Educational Programs for Adults 3
EAD804 Reflective Practice 3
EAD806 Applied Research Paper 3
EAD808 Family Focused Practice: Agency and Home Based 3
TRI802 Introduction to Leadership Theories 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
BCD801 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
TRC601 Community Organizing 3
 
Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five-year term starting October 30, 2015. Seneca College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor Newnham Campus: Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
Domestic Admissions Advisor King Campus: Daniela Zarpellon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55016
Daniela.Zarpellon@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Laurie Johnson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22449
Laurie.Johnson@senecacollege.ca
King Campus: Daniela Zarpellon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55016
Daniela.Zarpellon@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinators (King Campus): Julie Gerrits
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55297
Julie.Gerrits@senecacollege.ca
Laila Shah
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55519
Laila.Shah@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator (Newnham Campus): Martha McKay
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55347
Martha.McKay@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Alison Badali
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55224
Alison.Badali@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mary Fisher
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22040
Mary.Fisher@senecacollege.ca
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