Sheridan’s Early Childhood Education – Intensive program helps you provide young children with the best possible education and care.
Fast-track your career
This program was created specifically for students who have already completed university or college programs in a related field and want to fast-track their early childhood education career. The ECE – Intensive program is of particular interest to those returning to a second career educating children or for those who have international credentials not currently recognized as equivalent to ECE.
What you'll learn
- Best practices for supporting young children's learning and development
- Current issues and theories of child development
- Roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator
- Curriculum theory and approaches
- Programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
- Professionalism and advocacy in early childhood education
You'll have the chance to transfer your learning into practice by completing two different field placements at Sheridan's highly acclaimed childcare centres, full-day kindergarten classrooms and other early learning settings. There's even an opportunity for international placements, which may include Hong Kong, Grenada or St. Vincent.
You'll learn from our highly qualified professors who have strong academic backgrounds and extensive experience working with young children, their families and the community. Our uniquely designed curriculum room will encourage and support your learning by providing hands-on experiences in a simulated early learning classroom.
Outstanding career preparation
Our ECE program focuses on applying research-based theory to practical experiences that encourages young children's learning, growth and development.
When you graduate from this program, you'll be eligible to become a registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE), a requirement for practice in the province of Ontario.
The ECE Intensive program offers course-based registration, which allows you to create your own timetable (based on course availability) by selecting the days/times that work best for you. You can choose to take a full-time course load or study part-time during the day or evening.Please note that the courses offered in the part-time option are identical to those in the full-time option, and the graduation requirements are the same. However, it will take you longer to complete the diploma on a part-time basis and there may be financial implications to consider. If you are unsure of the financial or academic consequences of attending part-time, you should contact the Program Academic Advisor, the Office of the Registrar or the Student Advisement Centre for more information.
Ontario College Diploma
- 1 yr (2 semesters)
- Program code: PECEI
Column one has the Start date, second the Locations and third the Availability Start date Locations Availability Sep 2019 Davis Campus (Brampton)
Trafalgar Campus (Oakville)