Course Listing: Kindergarten

We offer the following courses related to Kindergarten:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Kindergarten, Part 1

    In this course, teachers will understand and apply the theories of early childhood development as they relate to the Kindergarten learner and Ministry of Education curriculum. A child-centered, active learning approach to curriculum will be the focus. The course will have an integrated curriculum approach and cover all areas of the curriculum. Teachers will learn appropriate strategies dealing with individual and group learning experiences that meet the needs of Kindergarten students in social, emotional, physical, intellectual, linguistic, cultural and moral domains.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Hold a Basic Qualification in the Primary division

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Kindergarten, Part 2

    Adding to the skills learned in Part 1, this course continues to enhance professional knowledge about effective practice with children aged 3.5 - 6 years. The benefits of planned, purposeful play-based learning experiences that ensure the on-going learning of every child will be featured. This course is designed to enhance professional practice, and extend and apply knowledge and skills in the design and delivery of all day kindergarten programs.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Kindergarten, Part 3 Specialist

    This course is designed to extend and deepen the application of concepts discussed in Kindergarten Parts 1 and 2. Communicating with families and supporting and mentoring colleagues in their practices in the Kindergarten classroom will be explored. Candidates will have opportunities to communicate and apply learning through practical experiences, discussion, networking and sharing the products of their learning. Leadership in assessment and strategies for building collaboration and support within the Kindergarten education community will be examined.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Kindergarten

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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