Program Description

This hands-on program allows students to complete courses and field placements simultaneously. Graduates have a diverse range of opportunities for employment, as well as an opportunity for advanced standing in domestic and international programs like the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Brock University and the Bachelor of Education at Griffith University in Australia.

YEAR 1

Term 1 (Fall)

  • Writing Strategies
  • Working with Infants and Toddlers
  • Foundations of ECE - I
  • Arts and Science I
  • Child Development
  • Field Placement I - Early Childhood Education

Term 2 (Winter)

  • Diversity in the Early Years
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Working with School-Age Children
  • Foundations of ECE - II
  • Field Placement II - ECE 3

YEAR 2

Term 1 (Fall)

  • Stress and Resiliency
  • Arts and Science II
  • Child Abuse and Family Violence
  • Field Placement III - ECE
  • Naturalistic Observation Research Methods

Term 2 (Winter)

  • Program Administration
  • Working with Families
  • Child Health and Well-Being
  • Field Placement IV - ECE
  • Entry to Practice
Admission Requirements: 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including:
    • Grade 12 (C) or (U) or equivalent English 
  • Students may also register as Mature Students
  • Additional requirements – immunizations, criminal reference check (CRC), a submitted confidential Communicable Disease Surveillance (CDS) form, and a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR level C) and Standard First Aid certification.
Career Paths: 
  • Childcare centres
  • Boards of education full-day early learning programs
  • Extended day programs for school-aged children
  • Family and Children’s agencies
  • Community pre-school programs
  • Family resource programs/Ontario Early Years Centres
  • Home childcare
  • Camps and hospital playrooms

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