Family Child Care certificate

Credential Certificate
Tuition $300 per Course
Duration 1-2 semesters (part-time)
Intakes Continuous
Campus Abbotsford Clearbrook centre
Days & Times Tue & Thurs 6-8:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am-3 pm
Program Start January and September

These courses make up a part-time program for those providing care for children in a home setting. Courses can be taken individually or for credit towards the Family Child Care certificate. Upon successful completion of all six courses, students are eligible to apply for graduation with a certificate in Family Child Care.

The Family Child Care certificate program provides training for people who want to provide care for young children in a home setting and also qualifies graduates as preschool or childcare assistants.

Ongoing registration is being accepted for the Family Child Care certificate program. Textbooks and course packs will be available for purchase at the UFV bookstore.

NOTE: Completion of this program with grades of C+ or better in all courses will be considered as six credits of advanced standing toward an Early Childhood Education certificate. Successful completion will also result in preferential admittance into the ECE program for qualifying applicants. It will also result in a letter of Licensing Board equivalency to enable one to work as an assistant in a childcare setting.

Entrance Requirements

Participants in this program:

  • Need to be able to read and write at a post-secondary level
  • Need to be in good physical and mental health. Non-smokers preferred.
  • Must have a keen commitment to working with young children.

Contact

604-851-6324
continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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Current Course Offerings

Introduction to Family Childcare
This course gives an overview of the whole Family Childcare program, including goals and content. It will introduce students (potential and existing childcare providers, parents, and those considering a career change) to the mechanics of operating a family child care as a home-based business.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80027 FAM 01 A3A) Cindy Reisig, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $270.
Starts Sep 2


Understanding Child Development
This course provides an overview of the development of the individual from conception through adolescence. Particular attention is paid to the psychological, emotional, physical, moral, and intellectual development from birth to age 12. This course will look at each of these areas from different theorists’ perspectives with application to the childcare setting.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80029 FAM 02 A3A) Kiran Sidhu, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Sep 6


Understanding Child Behaviour
This course focuses on the guidance and nurturing of young children based on an understanding of their behaviour. We will develop strategies for interpersonal communication, child management, and the fostering of positive emotional and social development of young children. We’ll explore effective ways of dealing with negative behaviour while developing strategies to encourage positive behaviour as well as preserving and encouraging children’s self-esteem.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80028 FAM 03 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $270.
Starts Oct 7


Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course will familiarize you with the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. It will emphasize how family child care providers can offer a safe home environment that is consistent with the healthy growth and development of children.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80215 FAM 04 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Oct 18


Planning Children's Experience
This course offers family childcare providers practical knowledge in planning activities in terms of materials, space requirements, and time management. The focus will be on play-based activities that promote developmentally appropriate learning so that the needs of a child can be met on an individual basis.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80216 FAM 05 A3A) Cindy Reisig, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $270.
Starts Nov 13


Administration and Working with Families
This course will emphasize the importance of seeing family child care in a professional manner - as a business and a career. The details of administrative procedures necessary to deal with licensing, tax planning, parent/caregiver contracts, record keeping, household management, networking, and the operation of a business, including liability insurance will be covered.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80125 FAM 06 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Nov 22

updated July 8, 2014

 
UFV Continuing Education Brochure Fall 2014

General Information:
604-851-6324
continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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