Guidance of Young Child (ODE)
Early childhood professionals play an important role in creating inclusive and responsive learning environments to benefit all children and families. Central to this role is recognizing the value of all relationships that nurture children's development, their sense of self and promotes pro-social behaviours. The philosophical tenets of responsive and authentic relationships are explored within various theoretical frameworks. The learning environment is celebrated as a “teacher” because of its significant influence on children’s development, sense of belonging and well-being. The organization of space optimizes the potential for indirect guidance, inquiry and engagement. The physical space is constructed to facilitate children’s development of self-regulation and independence. Students gain insight into the characteristics of quality environments for young children.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.OntarioLearn information