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Early Childhood Education

Tuition fee CA$17,343 per year

The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$15,693), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates 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).

Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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As a student in this program, you’ll learn to provide high standards of care to children and their families by taking responsibility for observing the needs of individuals and groups of infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children and creating well-planned, stimulating and responsive programs. Rich classroom experiences will offer you a range of opportunities to understand the content, while in two state-of-the-art early childhood education centres used as lab schools you’ll observe and/or practice in a high-quality childcare setting. To round out training, you’ll experience practical experiential learning through three field placements in the community.

Note: This program is taught using a combination of modalities. Courses may be taught face-to-face, online or in blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching.

Career opportunities

  • Early childhood educator
  • Child-care Worker Assistant
  • Child-care Worker
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education Worker
  • Early Childhood Program Staff Assistant
  • Preschool Helper
  • Preschool Teacher

Further Education

To further your studies, you may attend Centennial College’s post-diploma program Early Childhood Resource Consultant (Special Needs).

Qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Early Childhood Education (Progress) program’s educational partners are:

  • Athabasca University (Early Childhood Education degree)
  • Ryerson University (Early Childhood Education degree)
  • Griffith University, Australia (Bachelor of Arts in Education)
  • University of Windsor

Areas of Employment

Graduate employment, graduate and employer satisfaction have all consistently remained above 80 percent for several years, earning Key Program Indicator distinction awards for the Early Childhood Education program.

Among the areas of employment in which you will be able to launch a career are:

  • Childcare centres;
  • Operating your own home childcare centre in accordance with legislative requirements;
  • Full-day learning classrooms within the Board of Education;
  • Drop-in centres, shelters, and community service programs;
  • Ontario Early Years Centers
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