ECD095 - Submitting Your Proposal

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Subject Title
Submitting Your Proposal

Subject Description
This workshop clarifies the required information needed to apply for a license to operate a child care program in Ontario. Students will then be directed through the practical procedure of applying for a child care license through  the Ministry of Education of Ontario.

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. Identify the steps needed to compile a licensing proposal for a child care program in Ontario as outlined by the Ministry of Education of Ontario.
2. Summarize the information regarding ECE philosophy, ECE curriculum, human resources and a business plan in relation to a child care program.
3. Complete a licensing application including all forms and information required by the Ministry of Education of  Ontario.

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.

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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.

ECD090 - Introduction to Setting Up a Child Care, Nursery School, After School Program
As well, students must have completed a minimum of 2 previous workshops offered in the series.

Topic Outline
1. An overview of the information offered in the previous workshops

2. Format for Proposal
    - Approvals required (Building, zoning, fire, playground, etc.)
    - Notice of Intention/Applications/Fee Forms (MCSS requirements)
    - Business Plan/Budget/Toys and Equipment Purchases
    - Policies/Procedures - fire/sanitary/serious occurences/medication/behaviour management
    - Handbook with Philosophy
    - Sample forms
    - Menu

3. An overview of maintaining a quality program (group work)
    - samples of rating scales and regional requirements for maintaining fee assistance agreements

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 Child Care and Early Years Act online 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 submit a brief synopsis of their individual workshop proposal. 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