School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Early Childhood Education Intensive

1 year Ontario College Diploma

Expand your knowledge and skill-set working in real-world settings.


Graduates of any Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts program can complete this hands-on, intensive program in one year.  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 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

Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts

Semester 1

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 125 Observation I

Semester 2

ECE 110 Language and Literacy
ECE 115 Programming
ECE 156 Developmentally Appropriate Practices I: Infant Toddler (Curriculum)
ECE 135 Child Development II
ECE 228 Specialty Curriculum
ECE 218 Administration
ECE 236 Kindergarten Curriculum
ECE 265 Field Placement IV
ECE 212 Special Education
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR - apx. $80.00
  • CPIC - apx. $25.00
  • Health-related Shots – Cost will Vary
  • Clearance Card - apx. $20.00
Ontario College Diploma

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139