|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 3 work placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,223 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) 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.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Humber’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma prepares you to work with children (birth to 12 years) and their families. Students can expect to attain and exceed the practice-ready knowledge, skills and attitudes employers are seeking from ECE graduates in supporting children, families and the community by engaging in innovative learning and simulation experiences. These experiences take place at organizations such as the Carol Reid Early Childhood Education Lab, as well as within the Humber Child Development Centre – interacting with our scenic arboretum and nature-inspired playground, and exploring responsive inclusive pedagogy and leading edge curriculum.
You will learn about:
- how children learn
- the importance of responsive relationships
- the image of the child and the significance of viewing children from a wide variety of lenses
- how to create responsive, inclusive play-based learning environments and natural play spaces for children, families and the community
- human development
- observation and reflection, and the preparation of pedagogical documentation by children, families and the community
- social justice, advocacy, leadership and the role of the ECE professional
- the importance of collaborating with relevant community agencies
- how ministry and government legislation and guidelines inform practice
1. Students beginning their studies in January are enrolled in a fast track option. This option allows for the completion of the full diploma program in four consecutive semesters, including the Summer term.
2. Students enrolling in May complete the full diploma program in approximately 20 months with one summer break between the third and fourth semesters.
3. Students beginning their studies in September complete the program in two academic years with one summer break between the second and third semesters.
We believe it is necessary for our students to have extensive experience in the profession in order to be successful as registered early childhood educators. Students can expect to have work placement experiences within the program and will be required to complete approximately 600 work placement hours over three semesters. During these three semesters, students may have field practicums working with families and children (various age groups) in licensed child care or preschool settings, EarlyON Child and Family Centres, various community programs, full-day kindergarten, or home-based child care programs. A different placement for Semesters 2, 3, and 4 ensures a range of experiences prior to graduation and equips students with a range of networks within the community to explore employment in the future.
Research and trends in the profession, paired with government and community action, both inform and support the long-term benefits of investing in early childhood education. Graduates of our program enter the profession with the knowledge and experience necessary to be responsive and inclusive educators. Once registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators, our graduates have access to a range of career options and roles in the early childhood profession such as:
- child care
- full-day kindergarten
- EarlyOn centres
- home child care
- nursery school programs
- before and after school programs
- community programs
- parent education programs
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
Upon graduation, students are eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators – CECE.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.