School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Early Childhood Education

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Field placement and volunteer opportunities that give you hands-on, real-world experience

Overview

There is an increased demand for qualified early childhood educators. Get the skills you need to start a rewarding career working with young children. This activity-based program is taught using a holistic approach in which the stages of a child’s developmental growth are emphasized including cognitive skills and socio-emotional development.

Graduates of our program find careers working in partnership with teachers in kindergarten classrooms across Ontario, as well as other early learning environments.

Your Future Career

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

What You Learn

  • Child development
  • Infant, toddler, pre-school, kindergarten and school-aged curricula
  • Language and literacy development
  • Health, safety and nutrition
  • Special education
  • Outdoor/environmental learning course


Additional Option: Early Childhood Education Intensive (accelerated):

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. Learn more

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
ECE111 Child Development I
ECE118 Health, Safety & Nutrition
ECE120 Introduction to Practice
ECE145 Guidance & Self-Regulation
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
CMM125 College Communication
ECE125 Observation
Semester 2 - Winter
ECE110 Language & Literacy
ECE156 Supporting Infants & Toddlers
ECE115 Supporting Preschool Children
ECE135 Child Development II
ECE140 Field Placement I
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective - Online 14 weeks
Semester 3 - Fall
ECE204 Children's Science and Math
ECE222 Creative Arts
ECE223 Field Placement II
ECE227 Working With Diverse Families
ECE255 Outdoor Education
ECE235 Supporting School Age Children
ECE245 Diversity & Inclusion
Semester 4 - Winter
ECE212 Special Education
ECE218 Administration in Early Learning Settings
ECE226 Advocacy in Early Childhood
ECE236 Kindergarten Environments
ECE250 Children's Technology
ECE228 Specialty Curriculum
ECE265 Field Placement III
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
ECE111 Child Development I
ECE118 Health, Safety & Nutrition
ECE120 Introduction to Practice
ECE145 Guidance & Self-Regulation
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
CMM125 College Communication
ECE125 Observation
Semester 2 - Fall
ECE110 Language & Literacy
ECE156 Supporting Infants & Toddlers
ECE115 Supporting Preschool Children
ECE135 Child Development II
ECE140 Field Placement I
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective - Online 14 weeks
Semester 3 - Winter
ECE204 Children's Science and Math
ECE222 Creative Arts
ECE223 Field Placement II
ECE227 Working With Diverse Families
ECE255 Outdoor Education
ECE235 Supporting School Age Children
ECE245 Diversity & Inclusion
Semester 4 - Fall
ECE212 Special Education
ECE218 Administration in Early Learning Settings
ECE226 Advocacy in Early Childhood
ECE236 Kindergarten Environments
ECE250 Children's Technology
ECE228 Specialty Curriculum
ECE265 Field Placement III
GENED General Education Elective - Online

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Canadore @ Stanford – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1306.00 - 1383.00 - - $13805.97
2 $12422.97 $1171.00 - 1248.00 - - $13670.97

Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated) – 10 months (condensed) to complete (must have a min of 40 hrs of direct experience with clients in a social service agency)
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Youth at Risk – 8 months to complete

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca