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Early Childhood Education

Code 322.A0
SectorSocial, Educational and Legal Services (20)
CUISEP code553-000.CP
Number of credits91
StatusProgram approved in 2000.
Modified in 2002.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques d'éducation à l'enfance

Program objectives

The purpose of this program is to train educators for child care services for children ages 0-12 years. The main function of the educators consists of creating a an environment that favours physical, psychomotor, cognitive, language, and socio-affective skills, and morals while establishing a positive relationship with the children. They are also responsible for the conception, organization, animation and evaluation of activities that contribute globally to the development of the children that are left in their care.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)

Job titles

early childhood education worker

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
0190 To examine the job functions of an educator
0191 To observe children's behaviour
0192 To identify a child's needs with respect to his or her overall development
0193 To function safely in the work environment
0194 To establish an affective relationship with children
0195 To intervene with respect to a child's health
0196 To promote good nutrition
0197 To communicate in the workplace
0198 To analyze a child's family life and social life and determine the effects on his or her behaviour
0199 To analyze a child's specific needs
019A To provide support to a child
019B To use creativity in a work context
019C To define the educational approach to be taken with children
019D To design activities promoting overall child development
019E To organize educational activities
019F To lead educational activities
019G To work as a member of a team
019H To establish a partnership relationship with parents and resource people
019J To intervene with respect to the behaviour of a child or a group of children
019K To design and review the educational program
019L To organize a childcare establishment
019M To provide educational services to a group of children
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 1830 hours