The Community Services and Child Studies Foundations program will provide you with an overview and understanding of how to function effectively in a helping capacity. This includes:
- Child and youth work
- Developmental service work
- Early childhood education
- Social service work
Particular emphasis will be placed on your personal growth, enhancing communication and learning skills and personal and professional responsibility. The program will enable you to explore different career choices in the community services and child studies fields while developing the academic foundation and skills for success in subsequent programs.
Note: This introductory program may be of interest if you are a mature applicant as it is designed to build the confidence needed to succeed in a learning environment; if you are considering a career in community services and/or child studies but are reluctant to commit to a two-year program; or if you want to improve your competitiveness.
Following completion of this one-year program, you will be prepared to make informed decisions about your future career options and may choose to apply for admission to associated programs. If you successfully complete this program, you will receive bonus points when considered for admission to Durham College programs in the health sciences areas mentioned above.
Please note: Admission is not guaranteed.