Early Childhood Education

Program Code: ECEP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Mobile Learning Program
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

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.

Admission Requirements

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

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.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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