Early Childhood Education

Program Code: ECEP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 ECE-1102 Foundations of ECE ECE-1174 Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE-1149 Field and Seminar I ECE-1164 Play Based Learning I: Music, Art, Drama and Movement COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing ECE-1184 Child Development: The Early Years Term 2 ECE-1153 Observation and Documentation ECE-1224 Play Based Learning II: Storytelling and Literacy ECE-1243 Infant and Toddler Curriculum ECE-1259 Field and Seminar II ECE-2344 School-Age Curriculum GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 ECE-2323 Play Based Learning III: S.T.E.M. ECE-2359 Field and Seminar III ECE-2363 Pedagogy and Curriculum Models ECE-2493 Diversity GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 ECE-2413 Current Practices (capstone) ECE-2459 Field and Seminar IV ECE-2463 Professionalism and Group Dynamics ECE-2473 Children with Diverse Abilities ECE-2483 Working with Families

Are you an individual with a passion for making a difference in the lives of young children? Then we invite you to join us at Lambton College where you will be supported by our caring faculty as you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent Early Childhood Educator.

Our two-year program blends classroom theory and hands-on practical experience both in our beautiful new state of the art classroom and through community field placements. This dynamic combination gives students the knowledge and skills to work with young children aged 0-12 years in a variety of settings, while preparing them for this in-demand profession.

Students graduate with over 600 hours of practical experience through placements in child care centres (infant, toddler and preschool), drop-in centres, Indigenous child care centres, as well as kindergarten classrooms. Students also have the unique opportunity to complete a placement in our on-site EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Our on-site Parent & Professional Resource Centre offers valuable resources for curriculum planning, research, and professional development.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

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.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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