Seneca celebrates first graduating class of the Bachelor of Child Development degree
On March 21 a showcase of projects and research was held by students in the final semester of Seneca’s Bachelor of Child Development degree at the College’s King Campus. These covered a variety of topics including the examination of parenting styles, an exploration of learning strategies focused on adults studying early childhood education, and the development of a personal philosophy on adult education.
Although the degree was only launched in 2008, the more than 40 students will be graduating next month, having completed their studies in just two and a half years thanks to their prior education in the Early Childhood Education diploma program.
Many are already working as educators at early years centers throughout the province. In addition, three students from the program have been accepted into Early Childhood Education Masters Degree programs, while several others are awaiting their acceptance letters into Teacher’s College.
The event also featured a silent auction with proceeds going toward Students Crossing Borders, a work/study program that provides assistance in some areas of Jamaica with a demonstrated need.
Cheryl Cameron and Jane Realmo