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Early Childhood Education - Intensive

Tuition fee CA$18,117.50 per year

The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters 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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Make a difference. Help young children reach their potential!

Fast-track your career

This program was created specifically for students who have already completed university or college programs in a related field and want to fast-track their early childhood education career. The ECE – Intensive program is of particular interest to those returning to a second career educating children or for those who have international credentials not currently recognized as equivalent to ECE.

What you’ll learn

  • Best practices for supporting young children’s learning and development
  • Current issues and theories of child development
  • Roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator
  • Curriculum theory and approaches
  • Programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  • Professionalism and advocacy in early childhood education

Field placements

You’ll have the chance to transfer your learning into practice by completing two different field placements at Sheridan’s highly acclaimed childcare centres, full-day kindergarten classrooms and other early learning settings. There’s even an opportunity for international placements, which may include Hong Kong, Grenada or St. Vincent.

State-of-the-art education

You’ll learn from highly-qualified professors who have strong academic backgrounds and extensive experience working with young children, their families and the community. Uniquely designed curriculum room will encourage and support your learning by providing hands-on experiences in a simulated early learning classroom.

Outstanding career preparation

ECE program focuses on applying research-based theory to practical experiences that encourages young children’s learning, growth and development.

When you graduate from this program, you’ll be eligible to become a registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE), a requirement for practice in the province of Ontario.

Career opportunities

When you complete your one-year Early Childhood Education diploma program, you’ll be ready to begin an exciting career in this field.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Before- and after-school programs
  • Centre-based child care programs
  • ESL/LINC child minding programs
  • Full-day kindergarten programs
  • Literacy and parenting programs
  • Ontario Early Years Centres
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States