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Early Childhood Education (Online)

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Overview

The Early Childhood Education Program prepares graduates to work with children (from birth to age 12) and their families in a variety of early childhood care and learning settings. The program combines theoretical study with practical experience in a variety of supervised field placements.

 

This Online Education program allows students to study online either full-time or part-time and continue to balance personal and professional priorities while completing course work.  Convenient, flexible scheduling suits the lifestyle of many individuals. Since the course material is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it is ideal for those who are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. Our online courses offer the same learning outcomes as those offered in class and result in the same academic credentials.

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Highlights

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Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in licensed child care agencies, home child care agencies, Early Years Centres, school-age child care programs, school boards in Full-Day and Extended Day Early Learning programs, child-related businesses, domestic or international nannies, or provide child care in their own homes.

Unique Learning Experience

Many universities have accepted our graduates and awarded credits towards a degree. Graduates who wish to work in licensed childcare in Ontario must register with the College of Early Childhood Educators.

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Program Name

Early Childhood Education (Online)

Program Code

0682

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September
January
May

Program Duration

Must be completed within 4 years or 48 months

Location (Campus)

Online

Canadian Fees

For information on fees, call Nancy Ashton:
Brockville - 613-345-0660, ext. 3125
Cornwall - 613-933-6080, ext. 3125
Kingston - 613-544-5400, ext. 3125
E-mail: nashton@sl.on.ca

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
CHIL 1004 Child Development I
CHIL 2010 Infant/Toddler Child Care
COMM 61 Basic Communications Skills
EARL 4 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EARL 6 Arts-Based Curriculum
GENE General Education Course
HEAL 200 Health and Safety

Semester 2
CASE 103 ECE Teaching Practice: Seminar I
CASE 104 ECE Teaching Practice I
CHIL 1005 Child Development II
COMM 49 Basic Communication Skills II-ECE
EARL 3 The Learning Environment
EARL 36 Guiding Children's Behaviour
GENE General Education Course

Semester 3
BEHA 1026 Childhood Exceptionalities
CASE 2 ECE Teaching Practice II
CASE 3 ECE Teaching Practice: Seminar II
CHIL 2012 School-Age Curriculum
EARL 46 ECE Program Administration
EARL 58 Preschool Curriculum

Semester 4
CASE 12 ECE Teaching Practice III
CASE 13 ECE Teaching Practice: Seminar III
EARL 5 Partnerships with Parents and Families
EARL 59 Approaches to Curriculum
GENE General Education Course

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    Having my ECE diploma has enabled me to pursue a career I wanted and become a respected member of the childcare community. Thank you, SLC!

    Ioene Davidson

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    Essential Requirements for Field Placement
    Field Placement is physically demanding. It involves the following tasks:
    • carrying and lifting children and objects
    • responding quickly to emergency situations which may involve assisting with first aid and/or CPR and Epipen
    • physically intervening when children are aggressive with materials or other children
    • monitor the children’s safety, nutrition, health and general wellness.

    Police Reference Check Required.
    Students in Kingston must obtain the CPIC from the Kingston Police Dept.

    Field Placement:
    While every effort is being made to accommodate individual student’s learning needs, the field placements require more flexibility on the students’ part as we are invited guests of the agencies. The needs of the children and centre are the first priority. There are five (5) placements in the ECE program and these are to be completed in five (5) different childcare facilities. 
    Conditions of Enrollment In Field Placement:
    Valid certification of Level C First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR at the student’s expense. A clear police reference check for students. Up-to-date record of immunization.

    English Is Not Your First Language?
    All applicants must be fluent enough in English to understand instructors and the technical language used in their subject area. When registering, inquire about English proficiency assessments recognized for admission to our programs.

    Students with disabilities who will require accommodations or services must register with our college by contacting our Counseling Department at 613-345-0660 ext. 3235.

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