Early Childhood Education Diploma

This program offers students the knowledge and skills to work in licensed childcare settings such as preschools and daycares, and to contribute to the well-being of children, families and their community. The course content meets the requirements of the Early Childhood Educator Registry to obtain the ECE License to Practice and Infant/ Toddler License to Practice. This program also offers students University general courses which will assist them in progressing into a Bachelor degree.

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 and infant & toddler educator.

Admission Requirements
  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old. 

  • Grade 12 English OR equivalent: IELTS academic 6.0,

       or 70% score on the Capital College English                       placement test CAAT  (Canadian Adult Achievement           Test) Level C or has successfully  completed the                 Capital College LEC program

  • 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
  • This 2 year Diploma program offers students including:

    • University General Courses – 12 credits

    • ECE-Basic Courses – 36 credits

    • ECE-Post-Basic Courses 19 credits

  • At the end of this program you will become a competent Early Childhood and Infant & Toddler Educator.

  • This program also offers students general University courses which will assist them in progressing into a Bachelor degree program.

  • May waive more than 50 credits into the Bachelor degree of ECE program at certain Canadian public universities.

Couse Outline

ENGL 101

45 hours

Writing and Research I

ENGL 102

45 hours

Writing and Research II

PSYC 101

45 hours

An Introduction to Psychology Science

CMNS 101

45 hours

Introduction to Communication Studies

EDUC 166

40 hours

Child Development 1

EDUC 267

50 hours

Child Development 2

EDUC 170

30 hours

Health, Safety & Nutrition

EDUC 173

90 hours

Curriculum 1 - Play

EDUC 273

90 hours

Curriculum 2 - Learning to Look

EDUC 179

45 hours

Guiding Behavior

EDUC 274

60 hours

Advanced Curriculum

EDUC 276

112 hours

Practicum 1

EDUC 277

136 hours

Practicum 2

EDUC 278

186 hours

Practicum 3

EDUC 350

48 hours

Advance Child Growth and Development

EDUC 348

50 hours

Program Planning for Infant and Toddlers

EDUC 370

45 hours

Advanced Health, Safety and Nutrition

EDUC 371

45 hours

Child, Family and Community for Infant and Toddlers

EDUC 321

45 hours

Advanced Administration

EDUC 373

30 hours

Reflective Teaching

EDUC 349

235 hours

Infant and Toddlers Practicum

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