Early Childhood Education
Producing dedicated childcare professionals
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate offers students the essential knowledge and skills to provide high quality childcare and education in a variety of settings for children from 30 months to age 12. The Diploma program allows for specialization as either an Infant/Toddler Educator or a Special Needs Educator.
The ECE program is available online and/or in the classroom. Our certificate program accepts 30 new full-time students per year. The number of part-time students accepted is dependent on the seats available in each course (online or on campus).
Our program runs on a semesterized system: Fall, Winter and Spring. New students are expected to start in the Fall (September) of each year.
Our curriculum emphasizes:
- communication skills,
- interpersonal relationships between children, parents and other professionals,
- and important career skills such as teamwork, critical thinking and leadership.
Theoretical and practical components of the program are integrated into each semester, providing students with the benefit of acquiring the essential theory in the classroom and applying his/her new knowledge directly in approved settings throughout the year.