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  • Honours Bachelor of Child Development

    Honours Bachelor of Child Development

Program Code: BCD

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Support human growth and development from prenatal to age 12 within diverse sociocultural-historical contexts.
  • Design programs, services, and curricula for children, families, and communities informed by contextually relevant research, theories, philosophies, and human histories.
  • Implement inclusive programs, services, and curricula across a broad range of complex systems and settings.
  • Foster nurturing interpersonal relationships through positive communication to support children, families, communities, and colleagues.
  • Promote principles that honour the diversity and equity of all persons, including but not limited to minorities such as: Indigenous peoples, newcomers, persons with exceptionalities, LGBTQ2S, and other groups listed in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Analyze information and situations using critical thinking in professional practice. 
  • Collaborate within interdisciplinary teams across a wide range of professional environments to provide services to children, families, and communities.
  • Comply with regulatory standards, ethics, and codes of conduct in professional practice.
  • Develop written, visual, and digital media to support a range of communication across professional contexts and audiences.
  • Conduct applied research that informs contextually relevant practice.
  • Advocate with colleagues, families, and community partners to further the right to justice, dignity, and equity for all persons.
  • Engage in reflective practice to support professional growth and learning.