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Kindergarten, Part 1

Course Code: YF22KG11

Availability: Enrolment is closed

The Kindergarten, Part 1 Additional Qualification Course will engage you in an interactive, creative, and meaningful introductory course focused on topics such as, but not limited to, the image of the child; relationships and flow of the day; the learning environment, pedagogical documentation, and inquiry/play-based learning. It will also develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of emergent curriculum, self-regulation, early-childhood development theories/approaches, the four frames, integrated and inclusive learning, and assessment as, for, and of learning.

Throughout the course, you will have weekly opportunities to connect via chat discussions with your professional-learning community (PLC) as we explore theory and connect it to practice with hands-on challenges, interesting readings, knowledgeable guest speakers, inspiring (virtual) field trips, and practical assignments. Our weeks together will be an experience that supports your unique learning journey, one that will provide you with resources for ongoing exploration after the course ends.

NOTE: The course serves to support the continuous professional learning needs of certified teachers and registered early childhood educators (RECEs/ECEs). At the end of the course, RECEs/ECEs receive the Kindergarten Course Part 1 Certificate which may be eligible for ECE hours. Please check with your provincial authority with respect to the ongoing requirement for maintaining or renewing your ECE License / registration.


  • 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
Session Dates
Start Date: Oct 04, 2022
End Date: Dec 09, 2022
Online: October 4, 2022 - December 9, 2022.

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

Format / Location

Clark, Sheri L.


Availability: Enrolment is closed

Course listings are accurate as of Oct. 07 14:48 PM.