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Child Development Practitioner

Child Development Practitioner

Program Code:ECEF
Campus:Newnham
Duration:3 years, or as determined by industry guidelines
Offered:
Credential Awarded:Certificate of Apprenticeship, Ontario College Diploma (with the completion of English 150, Intro to Psych and two additional General Education courses.)

Program Description

This program is designed for people already working in the ECE field who wish to pursue formal studies and receive certification. Child Development Practitioner apprentices are required to take 22 modules of in-school training. This training is completed part-time (generally night classes) and in a full time spring/summer 7-week option. At the time of registration, the Ministry training consultant discusses the apprenticeship with the apprentice and the sponsor/employer.

In-school training for child development practitioner apprentices includes instruction in:

  • child development
  • health, safety and nutrition
  • infant/toddler, preschool and school-age methods
  • philosophy
  • interpersonal communications
  • administration
  • children with special needs
  • bias free education

Child Development Practitioner is a non-restricted certified trade regulated by the Apprenticeship and Certification Act. Upon the successful completion of the program, a person working in this trade is entitled to a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

Application Information

How To Apply

  1. Contact the appropriate Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Apprenticeship office, to arrange a meeting:

    Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
    Apprenticeship Office
    625 Church Street, 1st Floor
    Toronto, ON M7A 2B5

    Hotline - 1-888-562-4769 or 416.326.5656

  2. Sign a “Training Agreement” and pay $67.80 registration fee for the Training Agreement to be process.
  3. Mail the following items:
    • Cover page with Apprentice’s Name, Mailing Address, and Telephone Number
    • Training Agreement
    • The receipt of $67.80
    • Proof of education (grade 12 diploma or equivalent)

    William Leung
    CDP Apprenticeship Program Seneca College
    1750 Finch Avenue East
    Toronto, ON M2J 2X5

  4. You will receive an application package by mail after Seneca College receives the apprentice’s documents.
  5. Please sign the application form and return it to Seneca College.
  6. You'll receive a confirmation package by mail.

Credit Transfer

If you have successfully completed previous post-secondary academic credits, please forward the following documents:

  • An official transcript from the institution
  • Course outlines for those courses you wish considered for credit transfer
  • Canadian educational evaluation of credentials achieved outside Canada

Please wait until you have all your documents in order before submitting them to program co-ordinator, Terry Kelly

Your Career

A child development practitioner is a person who:

  • Provides a physically safe, mentally healthy, and intellectually stimulating environment for groups of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children
  • Observes and interprets children’s developmental levels and reactions to situations
  • Implements flexible curriculum which will meet the needs of each individual child in the group
  • Communicates positively and purposefully with children, parents, and other adults in the preschool and community

On-The-Job-Training

At the time of registration, an apprentice receives an Apprenticeship Training Standard. The Apprenticeship Training Standard outlines the skills, training objectives or competencies to be learned on the job. These competencies equip an apprentice to work in the trade as a certified skilled worker or “journeyperson.”

The employer, sponsor or trainer of an apprentice signs the relevant section of the training standard to indicate the progress of the apprentice in learning individual training objectives. This signature confirms that the apprentice has learned, and demonstrated the skills established by industry that are essential for being a skilled worker.

In-School Training

Child Development Practitioner apprentices are required to take 22 modules of in-school training. This training is completed in the following way:

Part-time (generally night classes) and a full time spring/summer 7 week option

At the time of registration, the training consultant discusses the apprenticeship with the apprentice and the sponsor/employer.

In-school training includes instruction in:

  • child development
  • health, safety and nutrition
  • infant/toddler, preschool and school-age methods
  • philosophy
  • interpersonal communications
  • administration
  • children with special needs
  • bias free education

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

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses & Fees

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 General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

All Courses are $70 each unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
EAC150 College English - no fee
ECA101 or
CDP111
Creative Arts or
Creative Expression
ECA121 or
CDP121
Child Development I or
Child Development I
ECA130 or
CDP130
Preschool Learning Environment I or
Foundations of Early Learning Environment
ECA133 or
CDP133
Advocacy and Bias-Free Practice or
Inclusive Practice and Advocacy
ECF130 or
CDF130
Preschool Learning Environment I Placement - $20 or
Foundations of Early Learning Environment Placement - $20
 
Semester 2
ECA202 or
CDP112
Health, Safety & Nutrition or
Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECA204 or
CDP204
School Age Learning Environment or
School Age Learning Environment
ECA222 or
CDP222
Child Development II or
Child Development II
ECA230 or
CDP230
Preschool Learning Environment II or
Preschool Learning Environment I
ECF204 or
CDF204
School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20 or
School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20
ECF230 or
CDF230
Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $20 or
Preschool Learning Environment I Field Placement - $20
 
Semester 3
ECA301 or
CDP301
Philosophy of Early Childhood Education or
Philosophies and Education Models for Early Childhood Development
ECA304 or
CDP304
Infant/Toddler Learning Environment - $20 or
Infant and Toddler Learning Environment - $20
ECA330 or
CDP330
Preschool Learning Environment III or
Preschool Learning Environment II
ECA343 or
CDP343
Interpersonal Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
ECF304 or
CDF304
Infant/Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20 or
Infant and Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20
ECF330 or
CDF330
Preschool Learning Environment III Placement - $10 or
Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $10
 
Semester 4
ECA411 or
CDP411
Child, Family and Community or
Child, Family and Community
ECA423 or
CDP423
Child Development III or
Child Development III: Inclusion of Children with Exceptionalities
ECA430 or
CDP430
Advanced Curricula or
Professional Practice
ECA443 or
CDP443
Administration or
Legislation and Social Policy in Early Learning Administration
ECF430 or
CDF430
Advanced Curricula Placement - $10 or
Advanced Placement - $10
 
Additional
PSY100 or
PSY125
Introduction to Psychology or
Introductory Psychology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

Winter & Summer 2017

All Courses are $70 each unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
CDF130 Foundations of Early Learning Environment Placement - $20
CDP111 Creative Expression
CDP112 Health, Safety and Nutrition
CDP121 Child Development I
CDP130 Foundations of Early Learning Environment
CDP133 Inclusive Practice and Advocacy
EAC150 College English - no fee
 
Semester 2
CDF204 School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20
CDF230 Preschool Learning Environment I Field Placement - $20
CDP204 School Age Learning Environment
CDP222 Child Development II
CDP230 Preschool Learning Environment I
CDP235 Child Protection
 
Semester 3
CDF304 Infant and Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20
CDF330 Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $10
CDP301 Philosophies and Education Models of Early Childhood Development
CDP304 Infant and Toddler Learning Environment
CDP330 Preschool Learning Environment II
CDP343 Interpersonal Communication
 
Semester 4
CDF430 Advanced Placement - $10
CDP411 Child, Family and Community
CDP423 Child Development III: Inclusion of Children with Exceptionalities
CDP430 Professional Practice
CDP443 Legislation and Social Policy in Early Learning Administration
 
Additional
PSY100 or
PSY125
Introduction to Psychology or
Introductory Psychology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

All Courses are $70 each unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
EAC150 College English - no fee
ECA101 or
CDP111
Creative Arts or
Creative Expression
ECA121 or
CDP121
Child Development I or
Child Development I
ECA130 or
CDP130
Preschool Learning Environment I or
Foundations of Early Learning Environment
ECA133 or
CDP133
Advocacy and Bias-Free Practice or
Inclusive Practice and Advocacy
ECF130 or
CDF130
Preschool Learning Environment I Placement - $20 or
Foundations of Early Learning Environment Placement - $20
 
Semester 2
ECA202 or
CDP112
Health, Safety & Nutrition or
Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECA204 or
CDP204
School Age Learning Environment - $20 or
School Age Learning Environment
ECA222 or
CDP222
Child Development II or
Child Development II
ECA230 or
CDP230
Preschool Learning Environment II or
Preschool Learning Environment I
ECF204 or
CDF204
School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20 or
School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20
ECF230 or
CDF230
Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $20 or
Preschool Learning Environment I Field Placement - $20
 
Semester 3
ECA301 or
CDP301
Philosophy of Early Childhood Education or
Philosophies and Education Models for Early Childhood Development
ECA304 or
CDP304
Infant/Toddler Learning Environment or
Infant and Toddler Learning Environment
ECA330 or
CDP330
Preschool Learning Environment III or
Preschool Learning Environment II
ECA343 or
CDP343
Interpersonal Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
ECF304 or
CDF304
Infant/Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20 or
Infant and Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20
ECF330 or
CDF330
Preschool Learning Environment III Placement - $10 or
Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $10
 
Semester 4
ECA411 or
CDP411
Child, Family and Community or
Child, Family and Community
ECA423 or
CDP423
Child Development III or
Child Development III: Inclusion of Children with Exceptionalities
ECA430 or
CDP430
Advanced Curricula or
Professional Practice
ECA443 or
CDP443
Administration or
Legislation and Social Policy in Early Learning Administration
ECF430 or
CDF430
Advanced Curricula Placement - $10 or
Advanced Placement - $10
 
Additional
PSY100 or
PSY125
Introduction to Psychology or
Introductory Psychology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

2014/2015 Academic Year

All Courses are $70 each unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
EAC150 College English - no fee
ECA101 or
CDP111
Creative Arts or
Creative Expression
ECA121 or
CDP121
Child Development I or
Child Development I
ECA130 or
CDP130
Preschool Learning Environment I or
Foundations of Early Learning Environment
ECA133 or
CDP133
Advocacy and Bias-Free Practice or
Inclusive Practice and Advocacy
ECF130 or
CDF130
Preschool Learning Environment I Placement - $20 or
Foundations of Early Learning Environment Placement - $20
 
Semester 2
ECA202 or
CDP112
Health, Safety & Nutrition or
Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECA204 or
CDP204
School Age Learning Environment or
School Age Learning Environment
ECA222 or
CDP222
Child Development II or
Child Development II
ECA230 or
CDP230
Preschool Learning Environment II or
Preschool Learning Environment I
ECF204 or
CDF204
School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20 or
School Age Learning Environment Placement - $20
ECF230 or
CDF230
Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $20 or
Preschool Learning Environment I Field Placement - $20
 
Semester 3
ECA301 or
CDP301
Philosophy of Early Childhood Education or
Philosophies and Education Models of Early Childhood Development
ECA304 or
CDP304
Infant/Toddler Learning Environment or
Infant and Toddler Learning Environment
ECA330 or
CDP330
Preschool Learning Environment III or
Preschool Learning Environment II
ECA343 or
CDP343
Interpersonal Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
ECF304 or
CDF304
Infant/Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20 or
Infant and Toddler Learning Environment Placement - $20
ECF330 or
CDF330
Preschool Learning Environment III Placement - $10 or
Preschool Learning Environment II Placement - $10
 
Semester 4
ECA411 or
CDP411
Child, Family and Community or
Child, Family and Community
ECA423 or
CDP423
Child Development III or
Child Development III: Inclusion of Children with Exceptionalities
ECA430 or
CDP430
Advanced Curricula or
Professional Practice
ECA443 or
CDP443
Administration or
Legislation and Social Policy in Early Learning Administration
ECF430 or
CDF430
Advanced Curricula Placement - $10 or
Advanced Placement - $10
 
Additional
PSY100 or
PSY125
Introduction to Psychology or
Introductory Psychology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 

Contact Us

Support Services Officer: William Leung
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22719
William.Leung@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor: Laurie Johnson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22449
Laurie.Johnson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Terry Kelly
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26520
Terry.Kelly@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mary Fisher
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22040
Mary.Fisher@senecacollege.ca
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