Tuesday, July 17, 2018

DEG of the Week! (July 16 - July 20)

New DEG of the Week!

You can find our Degree Exploration Guides in CareerZone and at https://brocku.ca/ccee/career-education/campus/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/. DEGs outline a list of common career options related to a certain program, as well as degree specific skills. Also, DEGs offer various links to help with job and volunteer search in that chosen field! Who wouldn't want one of these for their program?

Each week we will be choosing one Degree Exploration Guide to focus on and welcome all students to come and learn about the different programs here at Brock!

DEG of the Week: Early Childhood Education

Our DEG of the Week is Early Childhood Education! This two-and-a-half year program builds off of a two-year Early Childhood Education diploma and gives students the chance to learn in an on-campus and community-based environment.

Career Options:

Case Manager
Child Life Specialist
Children's Book Publisher
Day Care Worker
Educational Assistant
Family Child Care Home Provider
Inclusion Specialist for Children with Disabiltities
Infant Development Worker
Special Needs Assistant Teacher
Toy and Book Sales Representative

Degree Specific Skills:

Cross-Cultural Understanding
Desire to Help Children
Ethical Awareness
Interpersonal Skills
Sensitive to Needs and Emotions of Children
Understanding Different Learning Styles
Working in a Team

Professional Associations:

Association of Early Childhood Educators: www.aeceo.ca
Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations: www.cyccanada.ca
National Association of Child Care Professionals: www.earlylearningleaders.org
Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services: www.children.gov.on.ca

Internships and Volunteering:

Big Brothers Big Sisters: www.bbbsmentors.ca
Free the Children/Me to We: www.we.org
Plan Canada: www.plancanada.ca/volunteer

Job Search Resources:

Canadian Nanny: www.canadiannanny.ca
Nursery World Jobs: www.nurseryworldjobs.co.uk

Note: These are not the only career options, skills and resources available. For the full degree exploration guide, visit https://brocku.ca/ccee/wp-content/uploads/sites/68/DEG-Education-Early-Childhood-Education2.pdf

For more information on the Early Childhood Education program at Brock University, visit: https://brocku.ca/programs/undergraduate/early-childhood-education-2/

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