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DEC in Special Care Counselling and DEC in Early Childhood Education

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February 17, 2021

With March 1st approaching, it's finally time to make your choice of college program, and you may be wondering about the many possibilities available to you. Or maybe you know what field you want to go into, but have trouble understanding the differences between two options? We're here to guide you and help you make an informed decision.

Are you interested in human beings and the phenomena that surround them? Our School of Social Sciences and Education could be for you! Depending on the program, the subjects studied may be more theoretical (social sciences and humanities) or more applied, in workshops, laboratories or internships (early childhood education techniques or special education techniques).

For Special Care Counselling VS Early Childhood Education, here are some factors to consider, as well as details about the techniques and how they differ from one another.


DEC in Special Care Counselling

Do you like people and have an ability to listen to their needs? This program is for you!  Specialized education techniques give you the opportunity to have a beneficial influence on people's lives, in addition to improving their daily lives.

More concretely, the DEC in Special Care Counselling training program trains people who are capable of carrying out an appropriate intervention with a clientele with adaptation or social integration difficulties. This work is carried out in close collaboration with various stakeholders such as psychoeducators, orthopedagogues, psychologists, occupational therapists and school principals. In addition, real work experience is offered through practical workshops, work placements and graduation projects.

DEC in Early Childhood Education

The DEC in Early Childhood Education is intended for multi-skilled individuals who will be able to practice their profession in the different types of child care services. During the Early Childhood Education training, you will learn how to meet the basic needs of children (hygiene, comfort, sleep, nutrition), their psychological needs as well as their educational needs. In addition, during the many internships they will complete during their training, the people taking this training will be able to apply the concepts learned in a concrete manner.

The primary goal of this training is to train educators who can intervene with children aged 0 to 12 years in daycare centres. This training allows them to be part of the qualified daycare staff according to the regulations in force.


And, if you are still hesitating about your choice of program of study, don't hesitate to contact one of our admissions consultants so that they can help you make an informed choice.





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