Ontario College Diploma

Program Length

2 years

Start Date

September 3, 2024

Application Deadline

August 22, 2024

Delivery Mode

Three weekends on-site at Kenjgewin Teg main campus. The remaining virtual classes will be held in the evenings during the week for the fall and winter semesters. All classes will be supported with Anishinaabemowin speakers. Field placements are in person at sites TBD.

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Education Anishinaabemowin (ECEA) Program is a highly specialized Anishinaabe immersion program designed to train individuals who aspire to work in early childhood Anishinaabemowin Immersion settings. Anishinaabe Aadiziwin (worldview) and cultural perspective are at the heart of this program. ECEA students must commit to improving their Ojibwe language acquisition while training to become early childhood educators. Beginner, intermediate and advanced Anishinaabemowin language speakers are welcome to apply; Ojibwe language assessments will be conducted and will be administered periodically throughout the program. For field placements, students may request placements in First Nation, rural &/or urban settings.

Placement Requirements

Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Communicable Disease Screening Requirements (includes: TB skin test, up-to-date MMR, etc.), First Aid & CPR Level C; sufficient strength and appropriate fitness capability.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent, ENG 4C or ENG 4U OR Mature student (ACCUPLACER testing)

Program of Study

Semester 1

AEC100 Orientation Retreat
AEC102 Immersion Education 1
AEC104 Introduction to ECE
AEC105 Mino-Maadiziwin (Totality of Wellness)
AEC107 Shki-Maajiging 1 (Child Development – Infant)
AEC111 Introduction to Curriculum Planning (Infant & Toddler)
AEC116 Dibaadendiziwin (Guidance & Self-Regulation)
CMM125 College Communications
GED135 Personal Success Strategies

Semester 2

AEC203 Immersion Education 2
AEC208 Shki-Maajiging 2: Child Development – Toddler)
AEC209 Niin-Anishinaabewoyaanh (Identity – Psychology)
AEC212 Curriculum Planning 2: Preschool
AEC215 Dibaamjigewin (Looking Out for the Child)
AEC218 Infant Care
AEC219 Ezhi-N’sastading 1: Personal and Family Communication
AEC224 Field Placement 1 (~ 4 wks FT, 36-40hrs/wk)

Semester 3

AEC306 The Creative Environment
AEC313 Curriculum Planning 3: Kindergarten
AEC317 Mno-Daapinidiwin (Accepting One Another in a Good Way)
AEC320 Ezhi-N’sastading 2: Workplace & Community Communication
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
AEC325 Field Placement 2 (~5 wks FT, 36-40hrs/wk)

Semester 4

AEC414 Holistic Models in ECE
AEC421 Ezhi-N’sastading 3: The Whole Child
AEC422 Administration and Leadership
AEC423 Child Advocacy
GED100 Environmental Citizenship
AEC426 Field Placement 3 (~6 wks FT), 36-40hrs/wk)

Tuition Fees

Approximately *$2,000.00/semester

This program is OSAP eligible and Ontario ECE grant eligible.

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