Capital College

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and recognized by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, ECE Registry, the program provides comprehensive learning in various early childhood philosophies and practice, including familiarity with child development and observation, guiding behaviour, and the full range of curriculum planning in early childhood field. The practicum component provides the student with a supervised teaching and learning experience and a period of observation, internalization, and further study, in order to bring together the theory and practice of early childhood education. To apply for a license to practice as an Early Childhood Educator from the Ministry of Children and Family Development ECE Registry, students must also make their own arrangements with child care centre and complete a further 500 hours of work/ volunteer experience and obtain a letter that attests to the suitability of the candidates.

  • Academic: 480 hours
  • Practicum: 434 hours

“This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training”.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing all the requirements for graduation students will receive:

At the end of this program you will have developed the necessary knowledge and understanding of various philosophies within the early childhood field and the practice experience to become a competent early childhood educator.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old
  • Grade 12 English OR TOEFL 500/ computer 173/ IBT61/ IELTS (academic 6.0) / 70% score on the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) – Level C or has successfully completed the Capital College LEC program; and interview with the Director of Student Affairs

Required documents

  • Diploma and transcript in English for High School or Junior College graduate. Transcript and diploma/ certificate in English for Bachelor’s degree holder;
  • Three English letters of references testifying to the suitability of the applicant for work in the early childhood field;
  • Written Interview;
  • Two recent 1” x 1” photos;
  • Photocopy of ID;
  • Physician’s Health Declaration;
  • A Valid Canadian Criminal Record Check Clearance issued by Criminal Records Review Program

Program Highlights

  • Facilitated by specialized industry experts and two work experience practicum
  • Theory and practicum are closely related through the program

Couse Outline

  • ECE 01-1 - 40 hours
    Child Development 1
  • ECE 01-2 - 50 hours
    Child Development 2
  • ECE 02 - 30 hours
    Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • ECE 03 - 30 hours
    Foundations in ECE
  • ECE 04 - 90 hours
    Curriculum 1 – Play
  • ECE 05 - 90 hours
    Curriculum 2 - Learning to Look
  • ECE 06 - 60 hours
    Advanced Curriculum​
  • ECE 07 - 45 hours
    Guiding Behaviour
  • ECE 08 - 45 hours
    Child, Family & Community
  • ECEP 01 - 112 hours
    Practicum 1
  • ECEP 02 - 136 hours
    Practicum 2
  • ECEP 03 - 186 hours
    Practicum 3

COVID-19 Situation

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve day-to-day in Canada, the primary focus of Capital College remains on protecting the health and safety of our students, instructors and staff.

We are closely monitoring this evolving situation and are basing our actions and decisions on recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada. At this point, we would like to let you know that college is trying to do everything to continue the educational process and protect you. We are currently working on how to meet the learning objectives of our programs and our regulation body such as PTIB, AMS & MACTE. We are trying to provide you with our arrangement ASAP.

Also, we would like to bring your attention to our office hours during this period is changed to Monday to Friday 10:00am -5:00pm.

Although the college is not closed, most of the staff will work from home. You can still contact us through phone or emails, and we will forward your messages to the staff you are looking for.

Please try to avoid face-to-face consultations and come to school only in case of emergency.

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