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Distance field placement: Part-time program

Ryerson’s School of Early Childhood Studies offers part-time program students the flexibility to pursue their field education in a way that’s geographically convenient. This means that you can complete your third-year placement course and/or fourth-year placement course in a setting that is outside the boundaries of the distance option map.

Learn more about the distance education field placement, including who is eligible, how to apply and how to choose an appropriate placement site:

To qualify for the distance option, you must complete and submit a proposal that describes the placement program and how it will allow you to achieve your course objectives. Your placement site and residence must be outside the boundaries of the distance option map.

Please choose the proposal form for your placement year:

Submit your proposal by the deadline:

  • May 19, 2017 (for Summer 2017 placements)
  • August 4, 2017 (for Fall 2017 placements)
  • December 1, 2017 (for Winter 2018 placements)

Once your site has been approved, you must provide your distance placement field educator with the link to this Field Education Manual.

Evaluation

You will be evaluated by your field educator at the midterm and at the end of your placement. You will also self-evaluate your own performance at the midterm and at the end of your placement.

Course documents

Complete the four course documents, listed below, and follow this protocol:

  • complete them by hand (not digitally)
  • print them on white letter-sized paper

Course forms

Important Names, Phone Numbers and Emails
 This form will remain at your placement site for the duration of your placement.

Field Education Agreement Confirmation Submit electronically to your faculty advisor on your first day of placement.

WSIB Student Declaration
 Submit electronically to your faculty advisor on your first day of placement.

Attendance Record
 This form will remain at your placement site for the duration of your placement.

Non-academic documentation

If your placement site is in Ontario, submit the following:

  • Vulnerable Sector Screening form from the police service in the municipality where you permanently reside. If you live permanently in the city of Toronto, applications are picked up from the ECS office. If your permanent residence is outside of Toronto, contact your local police service to determine the application process. Must be processed within 6 months of the placement start date.
  • A TB test form completed by your doctor. Must be processed within six months of your placement start date.

Submit these forms electronically to the field placement coordinator (Martha Anapliotis at martha.anapliotis@ryerson.ca)

How long are my documents valid?
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) form: A new VSS is required for each placement course.
  • TB Test  form: A new TB test required for each placement course.
  • Certificate in Standard First Aid and CPR Level C: Two to three years, depending on certifying agency.
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training in 4 Steps: Valid for duration of ECS program.
Third-year placement schedule
Fall 2017

Non-academic documents due:

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Placement dates:

  • Block: Sept. 25, 2017 to Oct. 27, 2017

  • Three days per week: week of Sept. 25, 2017 to week of Nov. 13, 2017
Winter 2018

Non-academic documents due:

  • Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Placement dates:

  • Block: Jan. 15, 2018 to Feb. 9, 2018

  • Three days per week: week of Jan. 15, 2018 to week of March 5, 2018                
Spring 2017

 

Non-academic documents due:

  •  Friday, April 7, 2017

Placement dates:

  • Block: May 1, 2017 to May 26, 2017
  • Three days per week: week of April 17, 2017 to week of May 29, 2017

Summer 2017

 

Non-academic documents due:

  • Friday, June 9, 2017

Placement dates:

  • Block: June 26, 2017 to July 21, 2017
  • Three days per week: week of June 26, 2017 to week of Aug. 7, 2017
Fourth-year placement schedule
Fall 2017

Non-academic documents due:

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Placement dates:

  • Block: Sept. 25, 2017 to Nov. 3, 2017
  • 3 days per week: week of Sept. 25, 2017 to week of Nov. 27, 2017

Winter 2018


Non-academic documents due:

  • Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Placement dates:

  • Block: Jan. 15, 2018 to Feb. 23, 2018
  • 3 days per week: week of Jan. 15, 2018 to week of March 19, 2018
Spring 2017


Non-academic documents due:

  •  Friday, April 7, 2017

Placement dates:

  • Block: May 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017
  • Three days per week: week of of April 17, 2017 to week of June 12, 2017
Summer 2017

 

Non-academic documents due:

  • Friday, June 9, 2017

Placement dates:

  • Block: June 26, 2017 to July 28, 2017
  • Three days per week: week of June 26, 2017 to week of Aug. 21, 2017