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Early Childhood Education

Humber College - North
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$15,874 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,431), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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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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Overview

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

Notes:

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.

Work Placement

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.

Career opportunities

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
  • camps
  • 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.

Apply Now! May 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 8, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 1, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! May 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 8, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 1, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States