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Supervision and Leadership for Early Childhood Education (Stacked Micro-credential)

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Micro-credential (stacked)

Micro-credential (stacked)

Program Description

The Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Education stacked micro-credential program explores and analyzes the supervisory and leadership role within early childhood education. Emphasis is on developing financial management and the leadership skills aligned with the College of Early Childhood Educators that are critical for the role of a supervisor. Through the engagement of simulation, case studies and mentorship, students develop skills to effectively supervise staff, manage budgetary requirements and maintain accurate records within an early childhood education centre.

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This opportunity is offered in partnership with the Region of Durham, the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada under the new Canada-Ontario Early Childhood Workforce Agreement, which provides one-time federal funding to support the retention and recruitment of a high-quality child care and early years workforce.

Note: Learners obtain a digital badge after successfully completing each micro-credential. A stacked micro-credential badge attests to the completion of all four micro-credentials. A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of this Stacked Micro-credential. After successful completion of all courses in the Program of Study you must notify us via email at Once verified, a digital badge will be issued to you.

Admission Requirements

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator, in Good Standing, with the College of Early Childhood Educators in Ontario.

Program Admission

Click to access the Program Admission Form.

This form must be submitted and an Admission Acceptance Letter received prior to registering for any micro-credentials.

  • Students must apply and be accepted into the Supervision and Leadership for Early Childhood Education (Stacked Micro-credential). Students must complete an application form, provide required details and receive an Admission Acceptance Letter prior to registering for any micro-credentials.
  • Students who register for courses who have not been accepted into the Supervision and Leadership for Early Childhood Education (Stacked Micro-credential) program will be removed from the course and charged the appropriate administration fee.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or call 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Use evidence-based sustainable financial strategies to develop and maintain fiscally responsive budgets for childcare centres.
  • Apply human resource management strategies to recruit, select and retain staff for early childhood centres.
  • Apply pedagogical leadership strategies to influence others to guide, structure and facilitate activities in early childhood centres.
  • Adhere to legislation, policies and the professional code of ethics and standards when managing a childcare centre.

Ontario ECE Grants

The Government of Ontario in partnership with the Government of Canada is offering financial support in the form of Leadership Grants and Travel Grants to individuals currently working in licensed childcare settings who want to upgrade their qualifications. For information on how to apply please visit

Note, the ECE Grants process can take up to 4 weeks to complete during high volume times. It is recommended you review the requirements, timelines and apply as soon as possible as funding is capped each semester.

If you plan to complete an Intent of Enrolment Document through ECE Grants, please send it to

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

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