|Study location||Canada, Ontario, King City|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, includes 1 Work term|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,001 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$16,698), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$390 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
The four-year Honours Bachelor of Child Development degree program prepares you for expansive opportunities across the health, education, and social service sectors. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to pursue careers in family support services, recreation, early learning and education, infant mental health, and early intervention for children and youth with diverse abilities. You will also qualify to register as a member of the College of Early Childhood Educator and practice as a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
With ongoing specialization, our students have achieved successful careers in assessment and counselling, child life, elementary teaching, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy. Like many of our graduates, you may choose to complete your Bachelor of Education or a Master of Arts. Our faculty have direct experience in community settings and may help you in facilitating job opportunities.
As a student of this program, you will complete a work term which frequently translates into future employment. Ultimately, our applied learning model crosses various disciplines which will help you to think critically and gain experience in the field that fits your unique interests.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Interdisciplinary educational approaches
- Interprofessional collaboration
Mandatory Degree Work Term
A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. The work term may be a paid or unpaid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work term is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory degree work term regardless of success in securing a work position.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Resource consultant
- Child care manager
- Early interventionist
- Early literacy specialist
- Family support worker
- Child development specialist
- Instructor therapist
- Pre/post-natal program worker
- Young parent support worker
- Child and youth counsellor
- Curriculum developer
- Community group facilitator
- Community program worker
- Policy developer
- Playground inspector
- Custody visit supervisor
- Leadership roles across the early learning and care sector