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.

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

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 Highlight
  • 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


112 hours

Practicum 1


136 hours

Practicum 2


186 hours

Practicum 3

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