ECD094 - Human Resources for Childcare Programs

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Subject Title
Human Resources for Childcare Programs

Subject Description
This workshop will outline the steps to hire, maintain and develop competent qualified staff for a childcare program. Means for maintaining staff through professional development and a positive organizational climate will be discussed.

Credit Status
One credit towards a Setting Up Your Own Childcare, Nursery School, After School Program Recognition of Achievement.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Examine the organizational structure of a licensed child care program.
2. Apply a variety of interview techniques to select qualified candidates for child care staff that conforms to the Child Care and Early Years Act requirements.
3. Describe the mandatory deductions and benefits for employees as required by provincial and federal law.
4. Analyze professional development as it applies to a licensed child care program and as required by the Child Care and Early Years Act Act.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Knowledge of  Early Childhood Education is recommended. Attendance at the Introductory Workshop ECD090 - Intro to Setting Up a Childcare, Nursery School, After School Program

Topic Outline
Interview Techniques
- Behavioural and situational
- Reference checks, reference checking

Organizational Structure
- D.N.A. requirements
- Defining the roles of Director, Supervisor, ECE, ECE Assistant

Professional Development
- ECE burnout
- Maintaining a positive working environment
- Training as an acquisition and retention aid

Employee Deductions and Benefits
- Provincial and federal requirements
- Optional benefits

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will use a variety of methods including personal experiences, hand outs, discussion, question and answer.

Prescribed Texts
Hand outs

Reference Material
Participants can access the Day Nurseries Act of Ontario on-line at:

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Students will complete a multiple choice, true/false test.  This will be submitted at the end of the workshop for grading.  Students must achieve a passing grade of 60% ( C ) or higher for a grade of SAT (satisfactory)

Approved by: Sandra Noble