|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, plus 1 Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,435 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,750), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|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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|Dormitory fee||CA$10,000 per year
The above fee is an estimated amount for during the two academic semesters.
There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.
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:
Note 01: It is strongly recommended that one of the six courses be a Grade 12 Mathematics.
Note 02: Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.
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:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies – EAS program.
This program, delivered at the honours level, will provide you with an applied understanding of enhanced education in early learning program development in human services. Graduates will be prepared 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.
With a focus on preparing reflective professionals, you will have the opportunity to develop strong critical thinking and professional communication skills that will enable you to work successfully in an inter-professional team. Program design, implementation and evaluation will be considered within a framework of research-informed practice, population focus, and social inclusion.
Throughout the program, you will experience authentic, situational learning opportunities that highlight the links between theory and practice in engaging and meaningful ways.
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.