Early Childhood Education


Program Status

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Courses are stand alone and may not meet requirements for associated programs. Only courses taken within 5 years may be considered to be applied toward the program certificate.

These stand alone courses count towards an Early Childhood Education diploma if they entered the program after successfully completing them. There is no admission requirement to take any of these courses. Students will not receive credential for completing a stand alone course, however, completed courses can be applied towards the Early Childhood Education diploma.


• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with Grade 12 English (C, U) or equivalent.

• Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students can choose to undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program.

Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.


Ontario Learn equivalency – ECE Practices

Domestic $367.48
International $859.30

This course is designed to familiarize students with early childhood education from theoretical, practical, and political points of view. Various types of early learning and care will be examined in relation to the needs of children, families and educators. Students will be introduced to Ministry of Education documents and regulations, in addition to professional organizations and applicable legislation which affects early learning and care policies and operations.

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Ontario Learn equivalency – Guidance of Young Child

Domestic $367.48
International $859.30

Plus the required textbook to be ordered at www.textnet.ca

Early childhood professionals play an important role in creating inclusive and responsive learning environments to benefit all children and families. Central to this role is recognizing the value of all relationships that nurture children’s development, their sense of self and promotes pro-social behaviours. The philosophical tenets of responsive and authentic relationships will be explored within various theoretical frameworks. The learning environment is celebrated as a “teacher” because of its significant influence on children’s development, sense of belonging and well-being. The organization of space optimizes the potential for indirect guidance, inquiry and engagement. The physical space is constructed to facilitate children’s development of self- regulation and independence. Students will gain insight into the characteristics of quality environments for young children.

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