Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students for a career in the Early Childhood Education/Early Years field. Program graduates will gain knowledge and practical skills needed to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs for children up to 12 years of age. Students will work with families, provide family educational programming and gain unique, hands-on experience during field placements.

Take the first step towards a very rewarding career as an Early Childhood Educator—sign up for our program today

Start Date

January 2024

Program Length

Two years, Full-time


Fort Frances


Ontario College Diploma
Canadore College

Admission Requirements

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


Tuition (Year 1):

Tuition (Year 2):

Please note that successful applicants may be eligible for Ontario ECE grants for free tuition, textbooks and/or travel.


Aimee Beazley
(807) 274-2796

Your Future Career

Graduates from the Early Childhood Education program may expect to find work in:

  • Full-day kindergarten programs
  • Educational settings as educational assistants
  • Resource programs
  • Specialty and early learning schools
  • Childcare centres or home care

Related Programs


This program offers students hybrid (blended) learning in which some classes are delivered in-person and some classes are online.

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
ECE110 Language & Literacy
ECE156 Supporting Infants & Toddlers
ECE115 Supporting Preschool Children
ECE135 Child Development II
ECE140 Field Placement I
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective
ECE204 Children’s Science and Math
ECE222 Creative Arts
ECE223 Field Placement II
ECE227 Working with Diverse Families
ECE225 Outdoor Education
ECE235 Supporting School Age Children
ECE245 Diversity & Inclusion
ECE212 Special Education
ECE218 Administration in Early Learning Settings
ECE226 Advocacy in Early Childhood
ECE236 Kindergarten Environments
ECE229 Well-Being for Educators
ECE228 Specialty Curriculum
ECE265 Field Placement III
GENED General Education Elective
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