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Faculty of Community Services

Third-year field placement: Part-time program

Course: CCLD 363 Field Education III

Build on your experience and training in the field of early childhood by working with children who may have identified disabilities. You will be directly involved in assessing the abilities of children with exceptionalities, and planning and implementing activities that are developmentally appropriate.

Put into practice what you have learned in the classroom about adapting a program that builds on a child's strengths and is responsive to their learning needs. At the same time, you will continue focusing on building supportive building responsive and supportive relationships with families, colleagues and community members.

Your placement options include:

  • early primary classrooms

  • hospitals 

  • early learning and care programs

  • specialized programs for children with disabilities

  • Ryerson Early Learning Centre

  • Gerrard Resource Centre

Your third-year field education placement will take place for 20 full days.  

Note: the prerequisites for this course are CLD 262, CLD 212, CLD 241 or Direct Entry, and the corequisite is CCLD 342.


You will be evaluated by your field educator at the midterm and at the end of your placement. You will also evaluate your own performance at the midterm and at the end of your placement. Check out a sample field evaluation form. All evaluations are completed electronically.

You will have access to the evaluation system once your placement begins.

Course documents

To participate in this course, you must complete four course documents, listed below, and follow this protocol:

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

Course forms

Non-academic documentation

To participate in this placement course, you must obtain the following forms:

  • 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.

You must submit these forms either electronically to the field placement coordinator (Martha Anapliotis at or in person to the ECS office (Room KHS-354, Kerr Hall South) by the due date for your semester – see the field education schedule below for details.

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.
Field education schedule

You must attend an information meeting for the semester for which you plan to take your field education course. Meetings take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room KHS-363, Kerr Hall South.

Spring 2018 mandatory meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Summer 2018 mandatory meeting: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

*Note: This semester will include a study week, during which you will not attend placement.

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                

*Note: This semester will include a study week, during which you will not attend placement.

Spring 2018


Non-academic documents due:

  •  Friday, April 6, 2018

Placement dates:

  • Block: April 30, 2018 to May 25, 2018
  • Three days per week: week of April 16, 2018 to week of May 28, 2018

Summer 2018


Non-academic documents due:

  • Friday, June 8, 2018

Placement dates:

  • Block: June 25, 2018 to July 20, 2018
  • Three days per week: week of June 25, 2018 to week of Aug. 6, 2018