The Childcare Assistant EAL Curriculum, funded by the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO), is designed to support newcomers at CLB 3, 4, and 5 who have different levels of interest in, and experience with, early childhood education as a career. With the support of MANSO’s Care for Newcomer Children Committee, a partnership with Avenue.ca, and expertise from a team of three curriculum developers, the course addresses the need for key language supports, employment-focused preparation materials, and culturally appropriate themes in the field of early childhood education.
The course ensures that in-person, online, and/or hybrid programs can use the PDF materials as well as an Avenue.ca online course (see instructions to access below). The materials are aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA, including learning outcome statements, a module plan, and all skill-building, skill-using, and assessment tasks.
The four topic areas explored in the curriculum for learners at CLB levels 3, 4, and 5 will provide ample opportunities for teachers and other educators to support newcomer women in their pursuit of careers in early childhood education.
The curriculum covers the following topics: Getting a Job as a CCA, Performing Daily Tasks at a Childcare Centre, Workplace Communication, and Workplace Culture.
Link to the preview course on Avenue.ca: https://avenue.ca/classroom/user/index.php?id=3915
Accessing the preview course on Avenue requires an Avenue account. Please fill out the form below to enroll in the course.
- Stakeholders without an Avenue account can request it here: https://forms.gle/LhXdMzH4d8w9cWGd9
- To enroll in the preview course: https://forms.gle/PqLfiEzYGwuPtQhc6
Link to the preview course on Tutela: https://tutela.ca/Resource_44342
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