Program EligibilityPostsecondary diploma and/or degree with related courses. Applicants with an unrelated diploma and/or degree are required to submit documentation confirming volunteer and/or paid hours.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and related courses, and/or demonstrated experience.
In some cases, applicants may be required to submit confirmation and verification of volunteer/paid hours working in early learning, validated by a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.
Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Completion of field practicum is a mandatory program requirement. Progression and graduation are not possible without completion of a field practicum. Many field practicums require a Vulnerable Sectors Check (VSC), Criminal Reference Check (CRC), and current health requirements check. In the event that you have any of these check resulting in a "possible match" or "police contact" record(s), the decision about whether;you are accepted for field practicum falls to the field placement agency.(The agency may require you to disclose the particulars of your record; you have the right to not make this disclosure. If the agency denies you the field practicum based on a "possible match" or "police contact" record(s) or a lack of disclosure, you will not be able to complete your field practicum at that agency and, therefore, may be unable to complete your credential). Please be advised that such records may constrain opportunities in various sectors of the profession.
Please refer to the immunization information on Sheridan's website, or come in to one of the campus health centres.