|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, includes 2 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,987 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), 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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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible, you must possess:
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and related courses, and/or demonstrated experience.
In some cases, applicants may be required to submit confirmation and verification of volunteer/paid hours working in early learning, validated by a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
Note: Applicants with an unrelated diploma and/or degree are required to submit documentation confirming volunteer and/or paid hours.
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 the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Completion of field practicum is a mandatory program requirement. Progression and graduation are not possible without the completion of a field practicum. Many field practicums require a Vulnerable Sectors Check (VSC), Criminal Reference Check (CRC), and current health requirements check.
In the event that you have any of these checks resulting in a “possible match” or “police contact” record(s), the decision about whether; you are accepted for field practicum falls to the field placement agency. (The agency may require you to disclose the particulars of your record; you have the right to not make this disclosure. If the agency denies you the field practicum based on a “possible match” or “police contact” record(s) or a lack of disclosure, you will not be able to complete your field practicum at that agency and, therefore, may be unable to complete your credential).
Please be advised that such records may constrain opportunities in various sectors of the profession.
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
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.
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.
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