Early Childhood Education

CS Academy for Teachers (CSA) is a distance education institution which offers all its Early Childhood Education courses entirely online. Students are to communicate with instructors via email regarding course work and assignments. At the end of the course, students must complete the assignments in order to receive their certificates.

Why CS Academy for Teachers?

  • Earn credentials at an†established†Teacher training centre
  • Start anytime
  • Study entirely from home, while you work or raise a family
  • Become a licensed Teacher in less than 10 weeks and start working right away
  • Work at your own pace †
  • Enjoy a rewarding career
  • Get credit for previous education and experience
  • Take as many or as few courses as you like
  • Just pay for one course at a time
  • Get practical experiences working in child care centres
  • Gain valuable life skills

Early Childhood Education Certificates

Health, Safety and Nutrition

Health, Safety and Nutrition Certificate

Description

Students will be provided with the theoretical principles of health, safety and nutrition which they will be able to apply to the early childhood curriculum.

Objectives

  • To develop the ability to follow hygienic procedures for food preparation, storage and cleanup and to serve nutritional meals.
  • To develop the ability to assess and manage illnesses and accidents.
  • To learn to recognize situations which are potentially dangerous or abusive and to take appropriate action.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Child Growth and Development

Child Growth and Development Certificate

Description

Students will learn how children grow and develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. There will be an emphasis on needs at any given age and stage and strategies on how these needs can best be met.

Objectives

  • To provide the student with background in research and theories related to child growth and development.
  • To develop the student's skill in observing and recording behaviours of young children.
  • To develop a knowledge of developmental patterns in child growth such as language development and concept formation.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Guidance and Discipline

Guidance and Discipline Certificate

Description

This course focuses on skills needed to guide young children positively in a child care setting.

Objectives

  • To assist students to develop a positive approach to guidance and discipline in a child care setting.
  • To assist students to develop the communication skills necessary to work with children in a group setting.
  • To provide students with an understanding of the way in which the environment, the routines and the curriculum of the child care setting contribute to children's behaviour.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Foundations in Early Childhood Education

Foundations in Early Childhood Education Certificate

Description

Students will learn the basic knowledge, skills, attitudes and philosophies which are the foundations of quality early childhood education. They will gain an understanding of how theory can be effectively translated into practice in any child care setting.

Objectives

  • To understand the major historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological influences in the development of programs for young children.
  • To understand contemporary practices in early childhood education.
  • To help the student understand the type of environments and experiences which contribute to the growth and development of the young child.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

ECE Curriculum I

Early Childhood Education Curriculum I Certificate

Description

Students will learn how to plan and facilitate childrenís activities in order to promote creative expression in all areas of the curriculum.

Objectives

  • To develop the knowledge to plan appropriate indoor and outdoor environments for young children.
  • To learn how to select appropriate equipment and materials for a child care setting.
  • To develop an understanding of the value of learning through play

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

ECE Curriculum II

Early Childhood Education Curriculum II Certificate

Description

Programming for the development of communication skills, physical skills and cognitive skills in young children will be explored with an emphasis on the early childhood educatorís role in facilitating these skills and abilities.

Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of the materials, resources and activities which facilitate language development in young children.
  • To provide the skills necessary to set up a stimulating, language enriched environment for young children.
  • To develop the knowledge to select literature to enhance intellectual and emotional growth in young children.
  • To develop the knowledge and skills to facilitate the physical and cognitive development of young children.
  • To learn to select and present appropriate science and social studies activities.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

ECE Curriculum III

Early Childhood Education Curriculum III Certificate

Description

Students will learn the value of art, music and movement in the early childhood curriculum and develop the skills to plan creative experiences for young children. There will also be a focus on technology and holidays and celebrations to reflect diversity.

Objectives

  • To understand the ways in which music and movement foster various areas of growth and development in young children.
  • To gain an understanding of how children develop effective skills through the art medium.
  • To understand the importance of an art curriculum in letting children symbolize through this form.
  • To understand the effects and uses of technology in an early childhood program.
  • To explore holidays and celebrations in a way that reflects diversity.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication Certificate

Description

Students will learn the skills required to communicate effectively with children, parents, co-workers and the community. The course will focus on developing self-awareness and increased sensitivity to others.

Objectives

  • To develop the ability to contribute to a team atmosphere by encouraging and supporting co-workers and parents.
  • To develop an awareness of roles - of other staff members and professionals in the community.
  • To become familiar with collaborative decision making and conflict resolution skills.

Duration: 10 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 550.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 850.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Practicum I - Observing and Recording

Practicum I - Observing and Recording

Description

Practicum One is designed to introduce the student to the practice of Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis on developing observation skills and developing the skills necessary to build relationships with young children. Students will build on their knowledge of child development and begin to develop a clear picture of quality care for young children. This practicum is comprised of five weeks or 225 hours. The first week (Part One) is an observation week where students read course material, observe five different child care settings and record specific observations. Part Two is comprised of four weeks in a licensed group child care facility for children aged 3-5. During this four-week period, students learn about the role of the early childhood educator and continue to sharpen observation skills. Student Responsibilities: - Make arrangements to visit five centres for week one, and find a centre to complete block practicum during Part Two - Attend half days in the first five facilities, and full days during the block practicum, and inform the centre if you need to be absent - Discuss observation assignments with centre supervisor - Support staff in routines, supervision and general housekeeping - Ensure criminal record check and doctorís note are on file at the centre

Objectives

  • To develop skills in observing and recording the behaviors of young children
  • To learn how to use classroom equipment and materials to aid child discovery and learning
  • To observe use of effective verbal and non-verbal communication with the children in order to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom
  • To observe child guidance and classroom management skills that are in accordance with accepted early childhood strategies and techniques
  • To observe appropriate supervision of children indoors and outdoors
  • To become familiar with learning environments that optimize children's development
  • To learn about the community resources available for families with young children
  • To communicate effectively with children and staff
  • To demonstrate an ability to work as a team member

Duration: 5 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 650.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 950.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Practicum II

Practicum II

Description

Practicum Two develops and expands on the knowledge and skills learned in Practicum One. Students complete 125 hours in a group licensed day care facility for children aged 3-5 over a three week period. Students are required to demonstrate their competencies in communicating with children, guiding childrenís behaviour, and planning and implementing activities. They will do this through videotaping their activities and submitting a dvd to their Practicum Instructor for evaluation. Student Responsibilities: - Make arrangements with a child care centre to complete the three-week placement - Make arrangements for a video camera to demonstrate competencies, and ensure that parents are comfortable with the videotaping - Work full days in the child care centre and inform the staff if you need to be absent - Attend staff meetings when appropriate - Meet with centre supervisor to discuss activity plans and performance - Participate as a team member by supporting staff in routines, supervision, program planning and general housekeeping

Objectives

  • To plan and implement activities that promote the growth and development of young children
  • To learn how to use classroom equipment and materials to aid child discovery and learning
  • To use effective verbal and non-verbal communication with the children in order to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom
  • To demonstrate child guidance and classroom management skills that are in accordance with accepted early childhood strategies and techniques
  • To demonstrate appropriate supervision of children indoors and outdoors
  • To prepare learning environments that optimize children's development
  • To learn about the community resources available for families with young children
  • To communicate effectively with children and staff
  • To demonstrate an ability to work as a team member

Duration: 5 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 650.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 950.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.

Practicum III

Practicum III

Description

Practicum Three develops and expands on the knowledge and skills learned in Practicums One and Two. Students will spend three weeks in a group licensed day care facility and complete 125 hours. They will be required to demonstrate their competencies in planning and implementing activities, communicating with parents and staff and enriching children's play. These competencies will be demonstrated through video clips that will be submitted to the Practicum Instructor for evaluation. Students will become aware of the child as an integral part of his/her family and its cultural heritage. They will learn to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of each child and family. Student Responsibilities: - Make arrangements with a child care centre to complete the three-week placement - Make arrangements for a video camera to demonstrate competencies, and ensure that parents are comfortable with the videotaping - Work full days in the child care centre and inform the staff if you need to be absent - Attend staff meetings when appropriate - Meet with centre supervisor to discuss activity plans and performance - Participate as a team member by supporting staff in routines, supervision, program planning and general housekeeping

Objectives

  • To plan and implement activities that promote the growth and development of young children
  • To learn how to use classroom equipment and materials to aid child discovery and learning
  • To use effective verbal and non-verbal communication with the children in order to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom
  • To demonstrate child guidance and classroom management skills that are in accordance with accepted early childhood strategies and techniques
  • To demonstrate appropriate supervision of children indoors and outdoors
  • To prepare learning environments that optimize children's development
  • To learn about the community resources available for families with young children
  • To communicate effectively with children and staff
  • To demonstrate an ability to work as a team member

Duration: 5 weeks

Local Student Tuition Fee: CAD 650.00

International Student Tuition Fee: CAD 950.00

The tuition fee above does not include textbook.