Early Childhood Education

Fort Frances

There is an increased demand for qualified early childhood educators. Get the skills you need to start a rewarding career working with young children. This evening and weekend activity-based program is taught using a holistic approach in which the stages of a child’s developmental growth are emphasized including cognitive skills and socio-emotional development. Graduates of our program find careers working in partnership with teachers in kindergarten classrooms across Ontario, as well as other early learning environments.

Application deadline

Dec. 11, 2019


Three evenings per week, two weekends per month

Program/Course length

2 years


Canadore College

Admission Requirements

  1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma, equivalent, or mature student test
  2. ENG4C/ENG4U


  • Semester 1:
    • ECE111 Child Development I
    • ECE118 Health, Safety & Nutrition
    • ECE120 Introduction to Practice
    • ECE145 Guidance & Self-Regulation
    • HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
    • SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
    • CMM125 College Communication
    • ECE125 Observation
  • Semester 2:
    • ECE110 Language & Literacy
    • ECE156 Supporting Infants & Toddlers
    • ECE115 Supporting Preschool Children
    • ECE135 Child Development II
    • ECE140 Field Placement I
    • HUM200 Group Dynamics
    • GENED General Online Elective
  • Semester 3:
    • ECE204 Children’s Science and Math
    • ECE222 Creative Arts
    • ECE223 Field Placement II
    • ECE227 Working With Diverse Families
    • ECE255 Outdoor Education
    • ECE235 Supporting School Age Children
    • ECE245 Diversity & Inclusion
  • Semester 4
    • ECE212 Special Education
    • ECE218 Administration in Early Learning Settings
    • ECE226 Advocacy in Early Childhood
    • ECE236 Kindergarten Environments
    • ECE250 Children’s Technology
    • ECE228 Specialty Curriculum
    • ECE265 Field Placement III
    • GENED General Online Elective


  • Tuition
    • Semester 1: $1796.12
    • Semesters 2-4: $1800 each (approximately)
  • Textbooks: $700 (approximately)

Funding Opportunities

Learn about available funding and grants by visiting the Ontario ECE Grants website.

For more information, contact a program coordinator:

Aimee Beazley
(807) 274-2796

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