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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership

Make a difference. Become a leader in early childhood education.

Effective Fall 2020, this program will not be accepting new students into Year 1. Students who are interested in obtaining this degree are encouraged to complete Years 1 & 2 through Sheridan's Early Childhood Education diploma program. Once you've received your ECE diploma, you'll be eligible to apply for this degree, entering directly into Year 3. View the Degree Completion page for details.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including the following required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4U) with a minimum 65%.


One Math, Grade 11* (U or M) or Grade 12(C)* or Grade 12 (U) or Science, Grade 12 (M) or Biology, Chemistry or Physics Grade 12 (U).

  • Four other (U) or (M) courses at the Grade12 level; *Applicants presenting with the Math, Grade 11 (U or M) or Grade 12 (C) must have five other (U) or (M) courses at the Grade 12 level.
  • Minimum 65% overall average.


Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with minimum 65% overall average.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Ministry Consent

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting September 1, 2017 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.