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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Type: Ontario College Diploma 

Length: 2 Years

Partner: Canadore College 

Delivery: Intensive - students attend week-long sessions approximately once a month 

Next Intakes: September 2020

Locations: Cochrane, Parry Sound

Tuition: $6,599.48* for 2-YEAR DIPLOMA 

*subject to change 

OVERVIEW 

There is an increased demand for qualified Early Childhood Education teachers across communities in Ontario. 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. 


Students will explore Indigenous community realities within the context of the Early Childhood Education field. Indigenous ways of knowing and understanding the world are examined and presented with knowledge and skills relative to Indigenous culture, values and practices. Students learn from an Indigenous perspective through intensive field placements that focus on personal growth and skills application.  

FIELD PLACEMENT 

The Early Childhood Education program includes field placement and volunteer opportunities that will give you hands-on experience!  


Over the course of your program, you will complete three field placements (approximately 550 hours over two years) that focus on children from birth to age 12. These real-world experiences are mandatory and follow guidelines established by the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators. They are designed to allow you to integrate classroom teachings with professional practice in early learning programs.  


Through your placements, you will gain valuable experience that will help you understand the diverse roles, settings, and responsibilities of an Early Childhood Educator.

Field Placement FAQs

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDIES: 

  • Organizational/community development 
  • Program planning 
  • Family dynamics 
  • Child development 
  • Infant, toddler, pre-school, kindergarten and school-aged curricula 
  • Language and literacy development 
  • Health, safety and nutrition 
  • Special education 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: 

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

CURRICULUM 

Click HERE for the full list of courses

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U).

Graduates can apply to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators.

STUDENT FOR A DAY

Are you interested in being a student for a day? Click here to register and see course description. 

*We are still accepting program applications for the 2020-2021 academic cycle, but please note that there may be some delay in processing your application during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for your patience.

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For more information contact Recruitment 1.800.267.0637, ext.156 or email us: recruitment@fnti.net