Early Childhood Education Intensive

Early Childhood Educator reading to a class of children

Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
1 year
Study options: 
Campus location: 
College Drive

Graduates of any Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts program can complete this hands-on, intensive program in one year. Expand your knowledge and skill-set working in real-world settings. A 210-hour field placement gives you a practical application for your training with the possibility of securing permanent employment. This program is designed in collaboration with Nipissing University’s Faculty of Education.


Your Future Career

  • Childcare centres or home day care
  • Full-day kindergarten programs
  • Educational settings as educational assistants
  • Resource and learning access programs
  • Specialty early learning schools

What You Will Learn

  • Child development    
  • Infant, toddler, and school-aged curricula
  • Language, literacy, and speech disorders      
  • Health, safety and nutrition
  • Children's math and science
  • Special education                      
  • Introduction to psychology and sociology
Admission Requirements: 

Bachelor of Education, or Bachelor of Arts (Psychology preferred)

Students are to apply as second year students.

Other Requirements

A completed Canadore College Health Centre form including medical history, immunization record, and Tuberculosis (TB) test is required.

If you have been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code for which you have not been pardoned, you may be ineligible for field/clinical placements. A yearly police check will be required for placements and can be obtained from the police department upon payment of a fee; all associated costs will be the responsibility of the student.


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Semester One - Fall:

ECE 111 Child Development I

ECE 118 Health and Safety

ECE 145 Guidance of the Young Child

ECE 204 Children's Science and Math

ECE 227 Parent Teacher Child

ECE 235 School Age Curriculum

ECE 245 Anti-bias Curriculum

ECE 125Observation I

Semester Two - Winter:

ECE 110 Language and Literacy

ECE 115 Programming

ECE 156Developmentally Appropriate Practices I: Infant Toddler (Curriculum)

ECE 135 Child Development II

ECE 228 Specialty Curriculum

ECE 218Administration

ECE 236Kindergarten Curriculum

ECE 265 Field Placement IV

ECE 212 Special Education

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