This course series can be completed entirely online.

This program offers professionals in the field of early learning and care the opportunity to enhance professional practice skills related to child and family health, well-being, early intervention, and inclusive practices. Students will critically explore frameworks, theories, and practices – both current and evolving – as they relate to the children and families with whom they work.

Who Should Enrol?

This course series will appeal to those working in health and community services such as registered early childhood educators, home child care consultants, resource consultants, early intervention specialists, OCT certified teachers, educational assistants, and family support workers.

Program Design

Students who complete this course series will:

  • acquire a critical and theoretical perspective of early intervention, child development, and inclusive practice as it relates to infant mental health, childhood chronic illness, and disability
  • gain knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice within the context of assessment, evaluation, inclusion, and psychosocial support
  • investigate and critically reflect on interventions and supportive strategies for application in a variety of early childhood settings

Course Series Requirements

  • Successful completion of 1 required course
  • Successful completion of 2 electives*

*You may choose to focus on a specific area to achieve your individual goals. The electives may be grouped as follows:

Health and Well-Being: CCLD 444, CCLD 446
Professional Practice: CCLD 442, CCLD 445

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Contact Us

Questions? Contact Jennifer Butterly, Program Manager.

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 7636
Email:  jennifer.butterly@ryerson.ca

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