Early Childhood Education Resource Consulting - 956

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Mix of classroom and online
Early Childhood Educator puts puzzle together on floor with child

This post-diploma program provides Early Childhood Education graduates with the training required to work with preschool children with exceptionalities. The curriculum focuses on inclusive practices, assessment and programming, and community collaboration techniques. Additionally, two field placements enhance student learning experiences.

Graduates will be qualified to become Resource Teachers as defined by the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA).

To review admission requirements for this program, and to apply, please view the Admission & Registrations tab.

Potential applicants and in-progress students need to be aware that most agencies working with our placement students are requiring placement students to be fully vaccinated by Health Canada approved vaccines. Please consider your vaccine status when considering this program as it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.


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Applicants to the program must been the following minimum requirements:

  1. Submit an Official Ontario ECE Diploma, transcript, or recognized equivalent. All applicants who do not meet the academic eligibility requirements for this program may contact the College of ECEs (opens new window) to have their academic history and work experience assessed for recognized equivalency.
  2. Attend Program Orientation in September

    Date and details to follow once offers have been accepted.

    Recommended Requirements

  3. Previous experience working with children with special needs.
  4. Registration with the College of ECEs (opens new window).
  5. Computer skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet access) Students should be familiar with computers, word processing, and email based systems prior to considering an online delivery option. To upgrade computer skills, consider a CE introductory 'Computer Basics' course or a Learning Support Centre workshop before applying.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course. 

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore the role of a resource teacher in licensed care settings, community outreach programs and clinical situations. Analyze current issues, trends and legislation with a historical look at inclusion. Differentiate between various diagnoses with focus on speech and language and develop individualized health care plans.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: EDUC10100
Course description: Apply different observation techniques, screening procedures and assessment tools in the screening and assessment process for preschool children. Implement a functional assessment tool with the intention of creating an Individual Program Plan for a child, which includes a written report, strengths and goals, and short term program planning using a classwide approach.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: EDUCRT001 or EDUC10100
Course description: Apply knowledge of family systems theory to everyday interactions with families by creating a culture of respect for diverse family groups. Analyze how personal values and experiences influence work in engaging families. Focus on a family-centered approach to services with awareness of current early year's policy direction and relevant legislation.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: EDUCRT001 or EDUC10100
Equivalents: EDUC10081
Course description: Develop long range individual development plans for children in group settings. Recognize when early intervention is required and identify types of supports available for individual children through observations, assessments, goal setting, analyzing tasks, problem solving, written reports and program planning. Incorporate information from parents, Early Childhood Educators, and other professionals using a collaborative team approach.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HMNSRT011
Course description: Compare the roles and expectations of families, classroom teachers, community partners and the Resource Teacher in relationship to becoming an effective advocate. Promote professional and ethical standards with confidence to overcome barriers and model collaborative behaviour, enabling others to advocate for children with exceptionalities. Prerequisite: EDUC RT001 or EDUC 10100.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: EDUCRT001 or EDUC10100
Course description: Establish a toolkit of community based resources for early learning environments, families, and children with exceptionalities. Analyze complex issues related to the screening and assessment process as it relates to service delivery and the identification of community resources. Navigate multiple perspectives and strengthen your ability to function as a contributing team member and facilitator.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: EDUCRT001 or EDUC10100
Course description: Combine theory and practice in an integrated setting for 105 hours of supervised field placement. Observe and analyze the role of the resource teacher and work as a team member with staff to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual developmental plans.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HMNSRT011
Course description: Combine theory and practice in individual settings with young children and their families for 105 hours of supervised field placement. Monitor progression and prepare long-term individual developmental plans based on input from staff, clinicians and families through a series of home visits.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HMNSRT041

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code

Course Name

Winter 2022

(Jan to Apr)

Spring 2022

(May to Aug)

Fall 2022

(Sept - Dec)

EDUCRT001 Introduction to Resource Teaching MyCanvas MyCanvas MyCanvas
HMNSRT011 Individual Development Planning 1 MyCanvas   MyCanvas
HMNSRT031 Working with Families   MyCanvas  
HMNSRT041 Individual Developmental Planning 2   MyCanvas  
HMNSRT061 Advocacy in the School and Community   MyCanvas  
LIBRRT071 Coordinating Resources MyCanvas   MyCanvas
WORKRT021 Field Practicum 1


FieldWork FieldWork
WORKRT051 Field Practicum 2   FieldWork FieldWork
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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Academic Opportunities


Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma (Intensive) , and Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into the Early Childhood Resource Consulting program:

View the pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

The Early Childhood Education Resource Teacher program can lead to exciting career opportunities!

  • Resource Teachers
  • Resource Consultants
  • Support Facilitators

Possible settings:

  • Childcare Agencies
  • Municipal, Non-Profit or Private Day Care Centres
  • Nursery Schools and Cooperative Preschools
  • Parent-child Drop-In Centres
  • Professional Resource Centres
  • Hospital Programs and Playrooms
  • District School Boards

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