University degree with a minor in Psychology or Sociology or a Developmental Service Worker, Child and Youth Care, Educational Support or Liberal Arts Diploma.
This highly specialized program has been specifically designed for individuals with education in a related field. With two credentials, graduates will be able to work as a Registered ECE in a full day kindergarten environment, or as a Registered ECE in child care settings. Those individuals interested in pursuing a career teaching in an elementary school setting will find this diploma complements a Bachelor's of Education degree and prepares the graduate for working with children in full day Kindergarten Elementary classrooms. If you were educated in a language other than English, Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL Test) is required.
- Opportunity for further learning experiences through co-ordination with the Learning Commons office assisting in tutoring, test writing and physical accommodations.
- Three field placements in licensed community based child care facilities or full day Kindergarten classrooms
- Graduates are able to apply for certification to the Association for Early Childhood Education Ontario.
- Graduates must register with the College of Early Childhood Educators to practice in the profession.
Graduates of this program can be part of an early learning and care team, responsible for supporting the growth of the whole child including thinking, learning, communication, social/emotional and physical development. Registered Early Childhood Educators design and provide curriculum that is based on the interests and the developmental level of each child.
Boards of Education, as Registered ECE specialists in full day Kindergarten classes, nursery schools, childcare centres, after school programs and family resource centres.
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.
In the event of a shortage of placements or internship sites, you may be required to perform your placement or internship duties on off hours, which may include evenings and weekends.
NOTE: Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certification must be obtained PRIOR to Field Placements.
The dress code for field placement is business casual. Students are expected to purchase supplies and in the design of developmentally appropriate activities and should expect to incur these additional costs.
Accepted applicants must supply proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to program entry.
Medical Requirement Forms
Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2016-2017 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Health, Nutrition & Safety
Introduction To E.C.E.
Infant and Toddler Development and Best Practices
Preschool Development and Best Practices
Field Preparation for Field Placement 1 & 2
Field Placement 1
The Development of Children with Diverse Abilities