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What will I learn?

Facilitating children`s learning through play.

The Early Childhood Education (Intensive) Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in an intensive format over 34 weeks, prepares you to become an educator of young children in a variety of early learning settings.

As a student in the Intensive program, you have relevant prior education and experiences that allow you to complete the coursework in an accelerated time frame. As a result, the program is fast-paced with frequent assignments.

This program provides you with the ability to create, implement and assess play-based curricula while building stimulating child-centred environments.

Benefit from both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities. You have three field placements during the program that focus on children from birth to age 12. These real-world experiences allow you to integrate theory with professional practice in early learning programs.

You assist in providing guidance to children while planning, implementing and evaluating programs. Through your placements, you gain valuable hands-on skills and experience to help you understand the diverse roles, settings and responsibilities of an Early Childhood Educator.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Registration with the CECE is required to be eligible to work as an Early Childhood Educator in Ontario.

SUCCESS FACTORS

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Enjoy working as a member of a team.
  • Have strong language (oral and written) skills.
  • Are self-reliant and enjoy challenges.
  • Are interested in child development and teaching children through play.
  • Are comfortable using computers and other forms of technology.
  • Enjoy working with children and their families.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (34 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,837.10 (US$ 13,607) per year
Semester 1: CAN $8,453.26; Semester 2: CAN $8,383.84; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $16,837.10 (Fall 2021)
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in a Human Social Services program.
A minimum of 150 hours of experience working with groups of children in supervised settings.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.

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