Native Early Childhood Education Diploma Program
This program curriculum provides the student with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to organize and maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment, which ensures the total development of the young child. The program, which meets all the standards in the provincial Early Childhood competency guidelines, incorporates additional Aboriginal-specific components throughout the curriculum and recognizes the Aboriginal culture and language.
Graduates will be rewarded by their direct work with young children and their families as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The opportunity for career advancement, financial and job security are also attractive characteristics in the field of Early Childhood Education.
All applicants must arrange with the Anishinabek Educational Institute to complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) before determining eligibility regardless of academic standing.
Field placements are completed in the students’ place of employment with the condition that it is in a childcare setting. Employers who provide field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the students’ expense prior to the start of the 1st semester and updated every 6 months. If a student is unable to obtain this police clearance they will be unable to attend field placement, which results in ineligibility for graduation. Additional documents that are required include: Current Immunization Record, TB test, CPR & First Aid Certificate, and a medical exam.
All NECE students must submit to AEI the following documents PRIOR to commencement of placements (this includes students who may be employed at the placement site).
If you have submitted documents in previous semesters, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are current. Check the dates of your documents to ensure that they are in line with the above requirements.
Positions are available in community and municipal Ontario Early Years Centers, child care centers, in-home care and in JR/SR Kindergarten classes. Graduates are uniquely prepared to address the culturally based and culturally specific needs of First Nations communities.
2015 St. Clair Medical Forms
Completed forms and supporting documentation is required.
Please follow instructions in a timely manner.
Program Rack Card
St. Clair Medical Forms
NECE program flyer
File: NECE Flyer 2015.pdf
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