Early Childhood Education


Program Information

Individuals with a passion for enriching the lives of young children will find support from Lambton College's caring staff 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).

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See 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

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.

Additional Agreements

Graduates of Lambton College's Early Childhood Education program receive advanced standing at the following schools and in the following programs:

  • Algonquin College - Bachelor of Early Learning & Community Development (Honours)
  • Brock University - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)
  • Lakehead University - Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Bachelor of Education (double degree)
  • Lakehead University - Bachelor of Arts with Honours - Sociology, Bachelor of Education (double degree)
  • Nipissing University - Bachelor of Arts
  • Nipissing University - Bachelor of Social Work
  • Laurentian University - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ryerson University - Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies
  • Ryerson University - Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies
  • Seneca College - Bachelor of Child Development
  • Sheridan College - Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership (Honours)
  • University of Guelph - Bachelor of Applied Science
  • University of Guelph-Humber - Bachelor of Science with Honours - Early Childhood Degree Completion
  • University of Windsor - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - multiple majors


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.

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