Early Childhood Education - Leadership and Administration - 932
This program is currently under review. At this time, we are not accepting new students. Email cecommunity [at] mohawkcollege.ca for more information.
The Early Childhood Education - Leadership and Administration program provides an excellent career pathway and an outstanding opportunity for all Early Childhood Education graduates. Leadership and supervisory positions in Early Childhood Education and Care Programs can offer more diverse and challenging roles for Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE). Knowledge of leadership and management principles presents a foundations for career advancement, enhanced compensation and job mobility.
The Leadership and Administration part-time post-graduate program can be completed over a one or a two year period. All courses are a 42 hour 50/50 blend of online and face-to-face learning. The core concepts stem from the CCHRSC Occupational Standards for Childcare Administrators, the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for ECEs as well as direction from the College of ECEs. The course content has been developed in collaboration with the Affiliated Services for Children and Youth, ECE managers and RECEs within the community.
RECE professionals enrolling in the program will address the key roles of those responsible for the operation of an early learning and care program for children 1-12 years. The Leadership and Administration program focuses on leadership styles, staff supervision and mentorship, financial management, advocacy, and family engagement. It enables RECEs to remain current in their professional competence, enhance their leadership development and demonstrate professionalism with potential employers, colleagues and other professionals. Graduates will be prepared with administrative best practices to assume or enhance managerial positions.
Admission & Registration
We are no longer accepting students into this program.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community and Urban Studies.
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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
This graduate certificate has recently been 're-packaged' to provide students the opportunity to achieve their credential in one year, or spread it over two. 4 courses will be a blended delivery - 50% online and 50% in class in the evenings, 2 courses are delivered fully online. Blended and online courses will allow students to balance personal and professional priorities while completing course work. Courses may be taken 2 at a time to finish one year, or 1 at a time to complete over two years. Specific details about course costs and the blended make-up will be available in the CE catalogue each semester.
Registration for core courses in this program cannot be done online. You must register in person, by mail or by fax once your application for acceptance has been approved.
Students are responsible for ensuring required prerequisites are completed prior to registering in subsequent courses.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||COMM10286||ECE Communication and Relationships||42.00|
|N/A||EDUC10080||ECE Leadership Development||42.00|
|Register||EDUC10082||ECE-Leadership in Action||42.00|
|N/A||FINC10027||ECE-Governance and Financial Management||42.00|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||
(May to Aug)
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|EDUC10080||ECE Leadership Development||Blended|
|COMM10286||ECE Communications & Relationships||Blended|
|HRES10023||ECE Human Resources||Blended|
|FINC10027||ECE Governance and Financial Management||Blended|
|EDUC10081||ECE Family Engagement||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|EDUC10082||ECE Leadership in Action||Blended||Blended|
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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Early Childhood Education Leadership & Admin program can lead to exciting career opportunities!
- Team Leaders
Possible settings including:
- Childcare Agencies
- Municipal, Non-Profit or Private Day Care Centres
- Nursery Schools, and Cooperative Preschools
- Parent-child Drop-In Centres
- District School Boards
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.