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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Early Childhood Education

Make a difference. Help young children reach their potential.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status. (See Admissions section of the website for details.)

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses). Strong English skills are essential because of the demands in early language development.

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 checks 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.