ECD716 - Computer Application & Financial Planning in ECE

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Last revision date 2018-07-09 08:52:49.634
Last review date 2018-07-09 08:52:49.635

Subject Title
Computer Application & Financial Planning in ECE

Subject Description
Students are given a comprehensive overview of developing a financial plan to incorporate the requirements of a licenced ECE program. This involves the use of computer software.

Credit Status
One credit toward the ECE Administration Certificate Program

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

1. Explore the needs and Child Care and Early Years Act requirements of developing a business plan for a licensed Early Childhood education program;

2. Demonstrate an ability to assess the need and cost of implementing computer technology in their work environment;

3. Exhibit a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel Computer programs;

4. Identify types of hardware and software needed to meet the administrative needs of an ECE program;

5. Develop forms necessary to assist in the successful operation of an early childhood education environment. Develop computer generated forms necessary for the successful operation of an ECE environment and is  compliance with the Child Care and Early Years Act.

6. Develop a financial business plan for operation of a licensed child care program.

7. Evaluate costs including employee salaries, supplies, food and miscellaneous expenses.

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.

An Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent and attendance at a mandatory orientation session      

Topic Outline
1.  Introduction, Overview of subject

2.  Microsoft Word / Excel

3.  E-Mail, letters, memos, flyers, schedules, registration and budget

4.  Children and computers

5.  Developing a financial plan

6.  Costs, fees and salaries

7.  Computer applications for financial planning

8.  Accessing financial sponsorship

Mode of Instruction
Class discussions, small group work, presentations, lectures and labs.

Discussion board, assignments.

Prescribed Texts
Inclass  and Online Texts and Resources:

College of ECE of Ontario;

Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario,

Healthy Foundations in Early Childhood Settings, 5th Edition, 2009,  By B. Pimento and D. Kerested, Nelson Education, ISBN#9780176509569

Administering for Quality: Canadian  Early Childhood Development Programs, 5th edition;By  Chandler; Pearson Education, ISBN#978-0-13-311974-9

CECE Code of Ethics and  Standards of Practice web site:

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 must retain a duplicate of all assignments.  All assignments are due in hard copy form at the beginning of class. Late assignments will be subject to the following penalties:
After the start of class to one week late: 10% of total assignment grade will be deducted.
Second week late: 20% of total assignment grade will be deducted . If the assignment is not submitted within the two weeks after the due date it will be assumed that the student chooses not to submit the assignment and a grade of 0 will be assigned. The final grade will be calculated by adding the grades for the assignments submitted, tests and final exam if applicable.

Students must request an extension for assignments in writing before the assignment due date. Extensions will be granted on an individual basis and many require submission of documentation to verify lateness. The instructor will determine any grade penalty that may apply.
Assignments / Presentations are to be grammatically correct, and marks will be deducted for errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation.  It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express their thoughts clearly in both written assignments and class discussions.

All assignments / presentations must be cited.  Students are referred to the following web site for Seneca College library APA Style Guide for citation and Guide to Integrating Quotations (APA Style): Sources/mla_guide.html

Students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes and assessments (online - participate in all learning activities).   It is your responsibility to cover any missed materials.  Presentations or exams missed without sufficient documented reason, will result in a grade of zero for the missed assessment(s).

The student must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on the term work and the final exam to pass the course. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices or online at:

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

    Evaluation: Disc Assignments 4 @ 5%               20% 
    Assignment 1 Business Forms                            20% 
    Assignment 2 Budget                                             30% 
    Assignment 3 Financial Plan                                30%

Approved by: Sandra Noble