Early Childhood Education Resource Consulting

Ontario College Graduate Certificate | Code: 0497

About the program

This post-diploma program is designed to provide graduates of early childhood education programs or equivalent with specialized training, knowledge and skills required to support young children of diverse needs, varying abilities and their families. Students will learn to use various observation and recording tools to assess childrens' abilities, determine needs and develop plans for inclusive, family-centred inclusion. In addition, they will be introduced to evidence based information and community resources that support and empower families to advocate on behalf of children.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL 580 or 237 computer-based or 92 internet-based with TWE 4.5, IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0, CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60, or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the post-graduate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College application form
  • Attach proof of Admission Requriements
  • Final Selection is made following an assessment of admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • To qualify for field placement, students must present the following before classes begin:
    • Completed Conestoga College Immunization Records, which are to be maintained throughout the program.
    • A satisfactory Police Records Check for Vulnerable Populations.
    • Applicants are considered individually for exemption from courses completed previously.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates are qualified to become resource teachers as defined by the Day Nurseries Act.

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Program outcomes

  • This post-diploma program is designed to provide graduates of early childhood education programs or equivalent with specialized training, knowledge and skills required to support young children of diverse needs, varying abilities and their families.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of an inclusive, family-centered approach, and the implications for children, families and programming.

  • Identify children who are experiencing developmental barriers and who are at risk of doing so.

  • Utilize a variety of observation and recording techniques to document children's abilities and interests.

  • Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Individual Family Support Plan process.

  • Research and analyze information and community resources to meet family and professional needs.

  • Develop skills necessary to be an effective team member.

  • Support and empower families in advocating on behalf of their children and their needs.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of continued professional growth.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Spring Registration: February 4, 2019
Fall Registration: July 8, 2019