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Certificate Program Courses and Tuition

ELCC 111: Practicum/Integration Seminar I                                                                  

This course is the first of two practicum experiences offered in the ELCC certificate program at MCG Careers. Practicum provides the student with experience working alongside trained personnel to learn to work effectively with young children. Observation is a key component of the practicum experience. Materials and assignments focus on supporting students to reflect on and think critically about how the needs of the children are being met. The course includes seminar sessions one on one with your instructor and/or in small groups with other students in practicum. Students are placed in licensed childcare settings or elementary schools. Employment with the practicum placement is acceptable.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9 credits in MCG Careers ELCC certificate program

200 Hours/5 Credits

$720.00

ELCC 112: Child Development I        

This course focuses on the study of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception to age five.  Major theorists and their contributions to our understanding of child development are introduced, along with some common methods of study and research.  Students are expected to develop skill in the careful and accurate observation of children, and in the application of the theory of child development. 

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 113: Child Development II                                                                                 

This course begins with a review of typical physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children ages five through twelve years. Investigation of the education and care of children with special needs from birth through school age is a major focus of this course. An overview of types of developmental differences, exploration of the concepts of inclusion, and planning for inclusive early childhood programs provides information supporting an inclusive approach to working with children who have exceptionalities.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 114: Early Learning and Child Care Foundations                   

This course will examine the basics of proper health practices, fundamentals of good nutrition, and the identification of safety and health components required in a centre for young children. Professional roles, responsibilities and ethics are explored. Issues in and identification of “quality” within a variety of ELCC settings are reviewed to support Early Learning and Child Care professionals to establish and maintain high quality child care programs.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 119: Introduction to Play                                                                 

In this course we will examine the nature, development, and value of play in the lives of children.  Various definitions and theories of play will be discussed.  Creating play environments that meet the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children will be a major focus.  Students will prepare, implement and evaluate play experiences.  The role of adults as facilitators of play will be emphasized.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 120: Literacy & Curriculum Development                       

In this course we will examine the nature, development, and value of literature in Early Learning and Child Care programs. Literacy development through play based methodology is stressed. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in presenting and creating curriculum and materials that support literacy development in children.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 123: Learning Through Play                                                                            

In this course we will examine the development of science/nature, mathematics and social studies concepts within the framework of integrated learning. Curriculum design, short term and long term planning based on children’s interests and choices with be developed, carried out and evaluated.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 125: Practicm/Integration Seminar II                                                                       

This, the second of two practicum experiences offered in the ELCC program at MCG Careers extents and builds on objectives from ELCC 111: Practicum/ Integration Seminar I. This practicum provides the students with the opportunity to become involved in planning and carrying out experiences with children in small and large group settings. Working alongside trained personnel the student becomes a full member of the team, sharing observations, ideas, and insights. Materials and assignments focus on supporting students to reflect on and think critically about the programing and their role in ensuring the needs of the children are being met. The course includes seminar sessions one on one with your instructor and/or in small groups with other students in practicum. Students are placed in licensed childcare settings or elementary schools. Employment with the practicum placement is acceptable.

Prerequisite: Completion of 20 credits in MCG Careers ELCC certificate program including ELCC 123: Learning Through Play, and ELCC 111: Practicum/ Integration Seminar I

200 Hours/5 Credits

$720.00

ELCC 126: Child Guidance                                                                             

This course will concentrate on understanding and supporting children, empowering and influencing their development as self-assured, responsible, productive and happy individuals.  The development of preventative and intervention strategies will enable both children and adults to set, manage and meet appropriate behaviour expectations for healthy development.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 128: Interpersonal Relationships                                                                                    

This course will examine the theory and research pertaining to the field of interpersonal communications. It will also encourage the development of interpersonal skills, (the practical skills for personal, social and professional success).

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

ELCC 150: Communications/English Writing                                                                      

This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of writing, essay writing and business writing for success in post-secondary and Early Childhood Education environments. Fundamental English writing concepts are taught at a secondary level.

 45 Hours/3 Credits

$560.00

Additional Program Costs                                                                  

Graduation Fees

Textbooks

Cost

$80.00

$1000.00 (approximately)