Combine Community and Child Studies Training

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Students of the Community Studies Foundations program are provided with a pathway for pursuing an advanced program in community services and child studies training.

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Are you looking for child studies training and community courses that will prepare you to take on the more specific, challenging and advanced programs leading to a career in the community services and child studies fields? By studying at Centennial Collegeís Community and Child Studies Foundations, students can put themselves in a position to succeed in programs including: Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Service Worker, Community and Justice Services, Police Foundations, Recreation and Leisure Services and Social Service Worker. Thatís because this offering covers a combination of topics and results in an Ontario College Certificate.

The Community and Child Studies Foundations program, with its child studies courses, is only open for admission to applicants who have been advised and assisted to register by the Centennial College Assessment and Advising Centre. To apply, students must have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. In addition, those interested in this child studies training must complete the Centennial College English skills assessment before registering for the program. A score of 130 or 131 is required. In some cases, a studentís skills assessment score will satisfy the requirements for their original program choice. Centennial College will notify those students by sending an offer to their original program if there is still space available.



However, those who are accepted into this particular offering will have a pathway for pursuing a career in the community services and child studies fields. Not only does this offering give students the opportunity to develop academic and professional skills and attitudes, which will facilitate success in their program of choice, it also sees them grow a thorough understanding of the personal and professional requirements of the varied careers available in community services and child studies. Lastly, the community and child studies training focus sees students engage in reflective practice to facilitate professional skill development, while enhancing communication competence in all language strands.

This is achieved through an environment that is ESL sensitive and inclusive with instructors who understand the need of adult and ESL learners.

Among the specific child studies courses and community courses in this program are: Foundations in Community and Child Studies (students survey the range of services offered in the community and child studies field and gain insight into the scope of these delivery models. Students explore professional roles and summarize key career benefits and issues); Students Success and Interpersonal Skills (students explore the resources available in the college to support their success as a student in a post secondary environment. Close relationships with these internal service areas will be developed. Students will define their personal learning styles and develop a personal plan of action that incorporates needed resources); Developing College Communications Skills (assists students in upgrading their English skills in the four areas:† reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and more.

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Jason describes the benefits students will see after attending this community, child studies training and child studies courses, including an idea of how to handle college life.


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