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Diploma - Early Childhood Education
Diploma - Early Childhood Education

Diploma - Early Childhood Education

  • ID:AC010004
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Week:$632.97
  • LivingFee/Week:$211.54
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$9.62
  • TuitionFee/Week:$632.97
  • LivingFee/Week:$211.54
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$9.62

* International student Premium, Books and supplies cost

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • International Application Form (International Application Form)

English Requirement

  • International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Other Requirement

  • College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

    • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

  • Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.

  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).

Course Information

The two-year Early Childhood Education Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, prepares you to become an educator of children in a variety of early learning settings. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with families and other professionals to support children`s learning and development.

This program provides you with the ability to create, implement and assess play-based curricula while building stimulating child-centred environments.

Benefit from both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities. You have three field placements during the program that focus on children from birth to age 12. These real-world experiences allow you to integrate theory with professional practice in early learning programs.

You assist in providing guidance to children while planning, implementing and evaluating programs. Through your placements, you gain valuable hands-on skills and experience to help you understand the diverse roles, settings and responsibilities of an Early Childhood Educator.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Registration with the CECE is required to be eligible to work as an Early Childhood Educator in Ontario.

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Level: 01

  • ENL9212

  • Communications I

  • FAM9600

  • Observation Skills

  • FAM9603

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education

  • FAM9606

  • Practice Teaching I

  • FAM9607

  • Child Development

  • FAM9635

  • Introduction to Curriculum

  • FAM9637

  • Creative Art Experiences for Children

  • FAM9638

  • Music and Movement Experiences for Children

  • FAM9640

  • Preparation for Practice Teaching

Level: 02

  • ENL9612

  • Communications II

  • FAM9610

  • Health and Wellness for Children

  • FAM9611

  • Psychology of Learning

  • FAM9613

  • Practice Teaching II

  • FAM9614

  • Environments for Young Children

  • FAM9615

  • Introduction to Children with Exceptionalities

  • FAM9631

  • Guiding Children's Behaviour

  • FAM9634

  • Creating an Effective Curriculum

  • FAM9641

  • Seminar for Practice Teaching II

  • Choose one from equivalencies:

  • GED0430

  • General Education Elective

Level: 03

  • ENL9610

  • Children's Literature

  • FAM9620

  • Professional and Administrative Practices in Early Childhood Education

  • FAM9621

  • Assessment of Children's Learning

  • FAM9622

  • Practice Teaching III

  • FAM9625

  • Language and Literacy

  • FAM9626

  • Families and Community

  • FAM9628

  • Math and Science Experiences for Children

  • FAM9636

  • Environments for Kindergarten and School-Age Children

  • FAM9639

  • Seminar III

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may find professional employment opportunities as educators in early learning and care programs (infant, toddler, preschool, school-age), nursery schools, resource and Ontario Early Years Centres, full-day kindergartens, programs run by community health agencies and as home child care advisors. Opportunities in entrepreneurial areas (e.g. marketing of educational toys/books/materials consulting) are emerging.

Graduates are required to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators to be eligible to apply for jobs within the profession.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance: 500 $ CAD per year

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