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Diploma in Early Childhood Education Confederation College




Course info


Confederation College’s Early Childhood Education program is designed to give students a broad education in the theory of Early Childhood Education, child development, early childhood curriculum, and pedagogy. You’ll get the skills and knowledge you need to plan educational programs and play environments to nurture each child’s development and learning, making a real difference in their lives. Courses cover a wide range of ECE topics including play-based learning; effective interpersonal communication; child development; working with families; guidance; and health, safety, and wellness.


  • Program includes three field placements so that you can learn in real-world environments
  • A demonstration classroom is used by faculty to create hands-on learning experiences for students to learn about curriculum and the development of young children
  • Also offered as an accelerated program for those with a BA BEd degree in Primary Junior Education from an accredited University in Ontario
  • Course content follows the most current and relevant trends in professional practice

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program work in a variety of settings including infant, toddler and preschool (including child care and nursery school) programs; before-and after-school programs, kindergarten programs and primary grade classrooms; special education and intervention programs; Ontario Early Years Centres; Head Start programs, family supports; home child care programs; parent/child/caregiver drop-in programs; paediatric playrooms; and health care settings.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$15,519.00 (8,59,272) per year


04 Sep


Confederation College

Thunder Bay Campus,

1450 Nakina Drive,


Ontario (ON),

P7C 4W1, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level.
  • or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment.
  • or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED).
  • or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE).

It is strongly recommended that you have good communication skills and volunteer experience in an early childhood setting.

English Language Requirement:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
  • PTE-A: 54 (no communicative skill lower than 50)

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