Continuing Education

Early Childhood Investigations

Early Childhood Investigations offers free webinars to early childhood educators. These webinars explore critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals, especially administrators.

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Ontario ECE Grants

Financially supporting individuals who are studying in the field, working at home or in a centre-based agency in Ontario, to obtain their ECE Qualifications Upgrade diploma or Leadership certification. 

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Early Childhood Education - Conestoga College

This part-time diploma program prepares students for professional practice in the field of early learning and child care. Through interactive classroom learning and work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences, students will develop skills that will enable them to work in collaboration with families, colleagues and communities for the purpose of designing, implementing and evaluating inclusive play-based early learning programs. Building on a thorough understanding of child development and principles of responsive practice, students will work in partnership with college-operated child development centres, kindergarten classrooms, licensed early learning and care programs and community agencies in order to integrate classroom theory and practice in meaningful and engaging way

Early Childhood Education Resource Consulting - Conestoga College

This part-time, 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.

Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship Program - Conestoga College

The 3-year Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship (CDP) program is designed to provide those individuals working with young children in a child care setting with the opportunity to pursue formal education and training on a part-time basis.

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Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care - Conestoga College

Designed for those interested in the early learning and childcare sector, (including licenced child care, home child care and EarlyON) this 3-course micro-credential is an introduction to obtaining the full credential to work in the field. Courses will address topics such as the importance of play and learning, children's development and how to create a safe and engaging play environment. Courses can be taken in any order, and once students have completed all three, will receive a micro-credential from Conestoga College.

Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care | Continuing Education | Conestoga College

Supervision and Administration for Early Childhood Educators (Micro Credential) -Conestoga College

This part-time hybrid delivered micro-credential focuses on the skills required for supervision in Early Childhood Education. It prepares anyone working in Early Childhood Education an opportunity to gain supervisory skills for working in community and childcare spaces and places importance on skill building in human resources and financial management, pedagogical leadership and understanding the Early Years Act. 

Supervision and Administration for Early Childhood Educators | Continuing Education | Conestoga College

Early Childhood Education Administration - Seneca College, online plus Placement 

This Ontario College Graduate certificate program has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who have already received their Early Childhood Education Diploma and wish to pursue professional specialization. The program provides Early Childhood Educators with the knowledge and techniques necessary to work in supervisory/administrative positions.

The curriculum focuses on communication strategies, staff supervision and leadership skills, financial management, marketing, advocacy and professionalism in child care settings.

This part-time program consists of six professional courses and 210 hours of supervised field placement.

Seneca College Part-time Studies - Early Childhood Education Administration

Management in Community Services - Conestoga College

Community Service Organizations in Canada continue to evolve to meet the diverse and changing needs within our communities. Succession planning is a key requirement for most organizations, creating a demand for skilled managers in the not-for-profit sector. This Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program is uniquely designed for emerging managers in the not-for-profit sector. Graduates attain knowledge and skills not covered in other management programs, setting them apart from others applying for similar jobs. For those with experience in the field of community services, this program will provide you with the skills that may lead to a promotion or enhance your abilities in your management role. You will have the opportunity to gain skills in community development and engagement, program design and evaluation, and project management. Human resources, financial management, principles of management, as well as sponsorship and fundraising will also be addressed in the context of not-for-profit leadership. In this program, you will enhance your understanding of community-based social policy and public administration and gain perspectives on social, cultural and political issues with a focus on equity, inclusion and diversity. Through a variety of projects, case studies, presentations and interactive learning opportunities, you will apply the skills required to be a supervisor, manager and or leader. You will produce individual work, as well as work in groups with a diverse cohort of students who bring a wide breadth of experience to the classroom.

Senior Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector - Conestoga College

This programme will benefit middle managers and senior leaders working in the Not-for-profit sector who are looking to manage and lead organizations within the NFP sector.

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