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Kindergarten, Part 3 Specialist

Course Code: YU21KG32

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The Additional Qualification Kindergarten, Part 3 Specialist course will engage you in creative, interactive, creative, and meaningful activities to expand your leadership capacity, extend and deepen your understanding and application of early-childhood development theories/approaches, and enhance your knowledge of effective practice for children aged 3.5-6 years. Focused on leadership issues and ideas related to outdoor learning environments, family involvement, collaboration, and mentoring in all areas of the Kindergarten program, the course will include weekly opportunities to connect via chat discussions with your professional learning community (PLC), hands-on challenges, knowledgeable guest speakers, virtual field trips, and practical assignments–each of which will support your own unique learning journey and provide resources for further exploration after completion of the course.

NOTE: The course serves to support the continuous professional learning needs of certified teachers and registered early childhood educators (ECEs). At the end of the course, ECEs receive the Kindergarten Course Part 3 - Leadership 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.


  • 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
Session Dates
Start Date: Aug 03, 2021
End Date: Sep 02, 2021
Online: August 3, 2021 - September 2, 2021.

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 Aug. 06 08:00 AM.