Early Childhood Education


Program Information

Individuals with a passion for enriching the lives of young children will find support from Lambton College's caring faculty as they gain the skills needed to become a knowledgeable, competent Early Childhood Educator. At Lambton College, we are proud of our reputation for excellence in encouraging our students to excel as educators.

This two-year program educates students to work effectively with young children in order to nurture childhood development and maintain healthy relationships with their families. Students are introduced to both theory and practice through technology enhanced classroom theory, and experiential learning in hands-on workshops and field practice. This combination gives students the knowledge and skills to work with young children aged 0-12 years in a variety of settings. Students graduate with over 600 hours of practical experience.

Students also have the unique opportunity to complete a placement in our on-site EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Our on-site Parent and Professional Resource Centre offers valuable resources for curriculum planning, research, and professional development.

Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

See full device requirements.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have a diverse and dynamic set of skills for the evolving profession of Early Childhood Education. Our graduates have found rewarding employment opportunities in a variety of settings including child care centres, before and after school programs, with the school boards as teaching partners in the Kindergarten Program and early learning and family centres. With additional education, graduates can also work as resource teachers and educational assistants.

Educational Pathways

Transfer to Programs within Ontario

We've worked with Ontario colleges to provide the following transfer opportunities:

Algonquin College
Honours Bachelor of Early Learning & Community Development
Brock University
Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Lakehead University
Multiple Degree options
Laurentien University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Nipissing University
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Work
Ryerson University
Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies
Seneca College
Honours Bachelor of Child Development
Sheridan College
Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership
University of Guelph
Bachelor of Applied Science
University of Guelph-Humber
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Degree Completion
University of Windsor
Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors

Want to see more? Visit ONTransfer.ca.

Transfer to Programs outside of Ontario

Institute of Technology Tralee - Ireland
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education

Institute of Technology Slingo - Ireland
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care & Education - Enter third year of four-year program


Graduates must apply to the College of Early Childhood Educators in order to practice as (or use the title of) Early Childhood Educators in Ontario.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus

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