|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||2 years/ 5 semesters, including 4 months internship|
|Tuition fee||CA$22,220 per year
The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes (CA$20,448), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only 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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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program prepares you to become a leader in early childhood education and care.
Turn your diploma into a degree
As a graduate of an Early Childhood Education diploma (or equivalent, as accepted by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (average C+), you may be eligible to complete Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership degree program through Degree Completion.
Get your degree in less time
Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You’ll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.
Outstanding Career Preparation
This program focuses on developing progressive leaders in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and child advocacy. You’ll learn to design and manage an inclusive, positive, learning-centred environment, and you’ll gain the critical thinking, business and interpersonal skills necessary to fulfill a leadership role and direct innovative practices in ECEC.
What You’ll Learn
- Theories of human development.
- Early childhood pedagogy and program models.
- Curriculum design and implementation.
- Roles and responsibilities of leaders in early childhood.
- Research, analysis and evaluation.
- Organizational structure and management.
In this program, you’ll use technology and hands-on application in a curriculum room that emphasizes, encourages and fosters best practices in early learning based on current theoretical research. The program also includes a 14-week work-term internship and a field placement, totalling more than 600 hours.
The work term-internship may be completed in a variety of employment areas according to availability and interest.
You’ll have the opportunity to find your own work-term internship, paid or unpaid, which may include international co-op positions. These may include, but are not limited to, licenced childcare centres, nursery schools, Ontario Early Years Centres, and various programs such as early education, Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten, family and community resources, parenting/prenatal and infant mental health, special needs programs as well as atypical placements such as an international placement in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
In order to enter field placement agencies, you’ll need to provide a current, acceptable and valid police record check for criminal offences (vulnerable sector check) and current acceptable record of immunization. You’ll need to provide these documents directly to your Internship Facilitator as required.
As a Degree Completion student, you must first complete these four (4) mandatory courses:
- EDUC 10009 – Evidence-Based Practices in EC Programs
- EDUC 17198 – Introduction to EC Leadership
- TBD (Breadth Elective)
- ENGL 17889GD – Composition and Rhetoric
All four courses are offered during the Spring–Summer semester. Some courses are offered in the Fall and Winter semesters.
Once you have successfully completed all four courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, you will automatically progress to Year 3 (Semester 5) of the degree program.
You can choose to complete these four courses and the remaining Year 3 and Year 4 courses of the degree as a full-time or part-time student. Courses are offered throughout the year. Please note, however, that you can only start Year 3 (Semester 5) in the Fall term.
When you complete the Early Childhood Leadership (ECL) bachelor’s degree, you’ll be prepared to guide and lead curriculum and pedagogy in Ontario’s early childhood settings.
Here are some places you might work:
- Before- and after-school programs
- Child-care centres and programs
- Early intervention services
- Early learning/full-day kindergarten programs
- Newcomer Programs
- Ontario Early Years Centres and other family resource programs
- Research Centres