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Honours Bachelor of Child Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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.