|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 3 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,011 per year
The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$14,486), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|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):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you are not coming from a country where English is the primary language, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
After admission but before beginning classes, you must obtain:
In this four-semester diploma program, you will learn about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children. You will understand how to develop and implement inclusive programming in order to support the healthy development of children ranging in age from infancy to school-age.
Your studies will include courses in child development, curriculum. philosophy of education, communication, working with families and administration.
Each week you will spend three days in class and two days practicing your skills in field placement. If you choose to study in the summer, you will have the option to earn your Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma in 16 months.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Design healthy, safe, inclusive and engaging environments for children from infancy to school age.
- Plan and implement inclusive programming to support children’s development using current theories.
- Build positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and other professionals
Upon graduation you will qualify to join the following affiliations and associations:
- Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO)
- The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)
- Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Field placement is central to the learning experience, so you will be placed in the field for two days each week during each semester. Field placement provides the opportunity to integrate classroom learning into practice with groups of children in the community.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:
- Child care centres
- Family resource programs
- Settlement centres
- EarlyON centres
- After-school programs
- Nursery schools
- Parent co-operative centres
- Private home child care
- Centres for children with special needs
- Kindergarten in the elementary school system