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Course Description

This course is designed to equip teachers with the diverse theories in types and stages of play and developing a learning-based play for early childhood development. Candidates explore an overview of the ideal structure of the curriculum and developing supportive relations with children and parents alike. Candidates focus on strategies for building a shared understanding of play-based program design and assessment practices that are based on a developmental continuum.

Course Outline

Topics include:

  • develop an awareness of current brain research regarding play and learning
  • understanding diverse theories in types and stages of play
  • understanding the importance of exploration, active engagement, imaginative play and
  • authentic opportunities for problem-solving in inquiry-based learning environments
  • exploring the stages of oral language, reading and writing development in young children
  • understanding instructional implications for children whose first language is different from the language of instruction
  • identifying and accessing community, print, electronic and collegial resources 
  • planning a variety of forms of play that is connected to learning and development 
  • understanding a variety of strategies for adapting, modifying and accommodating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • exploring observation-based strategies as a key component of assessment in Kindergarten 
  • identifying and accessing community, print, electronic and collegial resources 
  • exploring strategies for building a shared understanding of play-based programs 

Notes

Textbooks

There are no textbooks required for this course.

Prerequisites

  •  Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in the Primary Division.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
  • Candidates who hold an Interim COQ may have different/additional criteria for registration as required by the Ontario College of Teachers, and as specified on their Interim COQ. 

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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Section Title
AQ Kindergarten, Part 1 (Winter 2022)
Section Schedule
Jan 25, 2022 to Apr 11, 2022
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Winter 2022 courses is January 3rd, 2022. 
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