Quality early childhood education (ECE) is critical in preparing children for future learning. As an early childhood educator, you will have an integral role in promoting children’s development from birth to age 12 within the following five domains: cognitive, social, emotional, language and physical. In the ECE program, you will engage in theoretical studies along with practical applications. Moreover, professional practice and ethics will guide you in working with families, understanding pedagogy and fostering belonging and well-being in children. Upon completion of your program, you will apply to the College of Early Childhood Educators, the provincial regulatory body, to become a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) in Ontario.
This program will prepare you to meet the diverse needs of the early childhood education profession. You will acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in children from infancy to age 12.
If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 (Year 1) from January to August and semesters 3 and 4 (Year 2) from January to August.
Child Development I (CHLD 2300)
Communication Foundations - Health & Community Services (COMM 1803)
Curriculum Development I (CURR 1501)
Introduction To ECE Practices (ECE 1301)
Field Placement Preparation (FWKP 1302)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Wellness For Children (HLTH 1305)
Guidance Of The Young Child (CHLD 1302)
Observing The Young Child (CHLD 1303)
Child Development II (CHLD 3300)
Academic Writing For Success Strategies (COMM 2715)
Curriculum Development II (CURR 2501)
Field Placement I (FWK 2314)
Field Placement Preparation II (FWKP 2302)
Introduction To Exceptionalities (CHLD 3303)
Curriculum Development III (CURR 3501)
Field Placement II (FWK 3314)
Field Placement Preparation III (FWKP 3302)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
General Elective Credit (GNED 1000)
Personal And Professional Wellness (HLTH 2305)
Prevention & Identification Of Child Abuse (CHLD 3302)
Ethics And Professional Practice (ECE 2302)
Partnerships With Parents (ECE 3301)
Philosophies Of ECE (ECE 4300)
Field Placement III & Seminar (FWK 4318)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2019-2020 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Early childhood educator
Early learning and care supervisor
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Ontario Early Years Centres
Municipal parent child drop in programs (arts and fitness)
Private home childcare settings
School boards (full-day kindergarten classroom)
Your learning experience will be complemented by three field placements, under the supervision of a Registered ECE. These field placement opportunities will be chosen from a variety of early learning settings that serve young children and their families.
Please note: There are costs associated with Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC), immunizations, lab tests and certifications. Be sure to keep all of your receipts for income tax purposes. These costs include:
Service fees for Verified, our documentation collection and ESPC verification partner.
Costs to complete mandatory immunizations, lab tests, and certifications.
It is required that students have completed the ESPC with Verified to be eligible for the field placement component of this program. You must (at your expense) provide:
A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
Current Level C CPR from a recognized provider
Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider