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Working with Children and Youth

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Workplace Communication Skills for Working with Children and Youth

This course is delivered in a classroom-based format that is enhanced with online homework as well as a blended format that integrates classroom and online elements.

This practical and innovative course will help you

  • understand human services workplaces in Ontario, including child-care centres and schools.
  • interact clearly and effectively with colleagues, clients, supervisors and the public.
  • network and connect with local employers, agencies and employment resources.
  • learn how to use your workplace communication training in settings such as
    • nursery schools.
    • centre and home-based daycares.
    • elementary schools.
    • high schools.

Small-group exercises based on everyday communication tasks in working with children and youth will help you

  • practise common on-the-job communication to improve your workplace language skills.
  • develop strong interviewing, networking and career-building communication skills.

Workplace Communication Skills for Working with Children and Youth is for you if

  • you have training or experience in one of the following:
    • early childhood education.
    • child and youth care.
  • you have a valid language proficiency of at least level 5 in Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for courses taught in French.
  • you are a permanent resident, convention refugee/protected person, or until March 31, 2024, a Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependent in Canada.
  • you live in Ontario.

OSLT is delivered in classroom-based and exclusively online formats. See all Human Services courses.

Workplace Communication Skills for Working with Children and Youth is offered at the following colleges 2023-2024:
ǂ Course delivered in French

Boréal Hamilton ǂ Hamilton 905-544-9824 x 7308 / lang.hamilton@collegeboreal.ca
La Cité ǂ Ottawa 613-742-2475 or 1-800-267-2483 x 2475 / lca@lacitec.on.ca
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