Early Childhood Education (0106)

child playing with stuffed bear
Program Description

If you want to make a difference in the future of our children and communities then becoming an Early Childhood Educator may be for you.  You will have an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a child and participate in a very hands on learning experience which includes at least 600 hours of field work experience.  This is woven throughout the program to provide optimal learning opportunities.  Upon completion of this program, you will meet the requirements for employment with school boards as part of the provincial government’s full-day early learning programs.


Term 1 

  • Working with Infants and Toddlers
  • Essential Communication Skills for Community Services
  • Foundations of ECE - I
  • Arts and Science I
  • Child Development
  • Field Placement I 

Term 2 

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


Term 1 

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

Term 2 

  • Program Administration
  • Working with Families
  • Child Health and Well-Being
  • Field Placement IV 
  • 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.

Tuition/Fees: 1st Year Fees Total $4,900.88 * Based on 2023/2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Career Paths
  • Board of education full-day early learning program
  • Camp or hospital playroom
  • Childcare centre
  • Community pre-school program
  • Extended day programs for school-aged children
  • Family and children’s agency
  • Family resource programs/Ontario Early Years Centre
  • Home childcare

Share this Content:

Next Steps


Accrediting Institution
Niagara College
Program Length
2 Academic Years
Next Program Intake
September 2023
Brantford Campus
Credential Type
Ontario College Diploma


411 Elgin St.
Brantford, ON N3S 7P5

General Contact:

Program Contact