Early Childhood Education (ECEP)
Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne
You will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment that ensures the total development of the child.
You will examine how children grow and build a foundation of understanding that children learn through play. This learning approach combined with a culturally-relevant environment will reflect that children are curious, capable, and competent.
2 years – 4 semesters
Placement in each semester
Opportunities for international placements in China and Finland
Industry guest speakers and field trips to local agencies
Practical learning in the mock child care centre on campus
Grads are eligible to apply to become Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE)
There will be a work placement in an early childhood centre in the first semester. In addition, there will be community placements during the remaining semesters. You will be responsible for any expenses incurred during placement, such as transportation, meals, and accommodation.
Agencies will require vulnerable sector checks before granting a placement.
4D Learning Opportunities
Share a Book project – Each year, students collect new and gently used books for local health clinics and/or food banks.
Teddy Bear Picnic– Each year, students facilitate activities for young guests at this annual College event that raises funds for pediatric cancer research.
Registration to Practice – Early Childhood Education Designation
Persons who wish to work within the College of Early Childhood Educator’s scope of practice must apply for registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators. A requirement to apply for registration is possession of an Early Childhood Education diploma from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology. It is the responsibility of the graduate to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
Any grade 11 or 12 family studies (C), (U), or (M)
Computer competency in relevant software
Before the first field placement, students will be required to complete the following:
Two-step TB test
Standard First Aid Certificate prior to second field placement
Vulnerable Sector Check
Record of up-to-date immunizations
Obtain a note from a physician indicating freedom from communicable diseases and fit to work with young children
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.
Program of Study
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $2,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates may find career opportunities as Early Childhood Educators working with a variety of age groups including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children in:
Child care centres
Best Start Hubs
Full-day kindergarten classrooms
Graduates may also find employment:
In agencies that provide services to young children and their families
As Licensed Home Child Care Visitors
As a resource support for children with special needs
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian’s programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.
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