|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 3 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,213 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,937), 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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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 you did not complete two or more consecutive full years at a recognized secondary or post-secondary education institution in a school where English is the primary language of instruction and communication, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
After admission, prior to beginning each Field Placement, students are required to:
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.
- 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
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