Child Development and Behaviour

Child development and behaviour staff working with a child

Free online college credit course. Apply today.

This course is a great way to explore education and career pathways related to early childhood education! Learn to meet the holistic needs of children in different stages of development, by identifying their developmental patterns including milestones, abilities, and behaviours.

How to apply

Fill out the online application form or call 905-575-2489 if you have any questions.




June 3 - August 20, 2020

Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm


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What you'll learn

  • Examine the normal growth and development patterns of children
  • Understand changes between infancy, toddlerhood and childhood.
  • Consider milestones, behaviours, abilities and skills
  • Learn to meet the holistic needs of children within different age ranges and stages


Learn about the Early Childhood Education sector. 

Explore the following programs that relate to ECE.

Online course recommendations

Broadband Internet connection, desktop or laptop computer (tablet is acceptable), basic computer skills (web browsing & email)

Student eligibility

We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., college, university, apprenticeship)
  • Live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered
  • Priority is given to residents of Haldimand-Norfolk County
  • High school completion is not a requirement

We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.

Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School.

You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.



Phone: 905-575-2489

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This course is delivered in partnership with the Haldimand County and Haldimand County Public Library