Honours Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Co-op)
Canada, Ontario, Kitchener
|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, plus 1 Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,267 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$15,192), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To qualify for admission, you must have a high school diploma and have completed the following mandatory courses (or their equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
- In addition, you must have completed five additional Grade 12 courses.
Note: Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program. It is strongly recommended that one of the six courses be a Grade 12 Mathematics.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you are not from an English-speaking country, you must provide proof of your English language proficiency by submitting one of the following tests:
The Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development is a four-year, paid co-op degree program, delivered at the honours level, that will provide students with an applied understanding of developing early learning programs at the classroom and community levels.
This program prepares graduates for several progressive careers that support children, youth and families in curriculum implementation and coordination, program development and coordination, and social policy work. With a focus on preparing reflective professionals, the program will offer students opportunities to develop strong critical thinking and professional communication skills that will enable them to work successfully in an interprofessional team. Program design, implementation and evaluation will be considered within a framework of research-informed practice, population focus, and social inclusion.
Throughout the program, students will experience authentic, situational learning opportunities that highlight the links between theory and practice in engaging and meaningful ways. They will be challenged to consider multiple theoretical perspectives as a lens to understanding social policy and determining promising professional practices that shape social and educational programs.
Conestoga also offers a diploma program related to the early childhood education (ECE) field.
This program prepares graduates for a number of progressive careers that support children, youth and families in the areas of curriculum implementation and co-ordination, program development and co-ordination, and social policy work. Graduates meet the academic requirements for registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario qualifying them for employment as Registered Early Childhood Educators.
Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University have an agreement that allows top-ranking graduates of the Early Learning Program Development degree a pathway for admission into the Bachelor of Education – primary/junior stream.