Early Childhood Education - 213
- Living lab provides a realistic early years environment for hands on learning.
- Receive support developing a professional e-portfolio.
- Preplacement course prepares you for entry to field practice.
- Opportunities for specialized placements.
- Strong community partnerships providing volunteer experiences.
Learn more about financial support through the Ontario Early Childhood Educators Upgrade and Leadership Programs.
What you'll learn
- How to foster the development of the whole child through an understanding of child development and intentional planning.
- Collaborative skills to support children and their families through responsive relationships.
- Observation, pedagogical documentation and reflection of best practices.
- Current legislation and guiding principles of the Early Years System.
- Implement an integrated community approach to engage with children, families and professionals.
2 academic years (period of 8 months)
Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- OSSD or equivalent including:
- Grade 12 English C or U or equivalent (70% guideline)
- Volunteer experience in child care recommended
- Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
- Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 560 (83 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,331.64||$2,112.50|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,444.14|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Learn more financial support through the Ontario Early Childhood Educators Upgrade and Leadership Programs.
- Full Cost Breakdown
- Explore payment options
- Book costs for your program can be found through the Campus Store
2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees
Program Compulsory Fees
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$8,918.00||$8,730.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$17,648.00|
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When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career.
As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.
Available Financial Assistance Resources:
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP (domestic students only)
- Working on Campus
- Additional Sources of Funding
- Financial Assistance Home Page
Apply for Awards:
By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.
Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:
Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.
Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you’ll gain skills
- Apply theory to practice through three wide-ranging practicum placements.
- Experience interactive simulations to further develop course concepts
- Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
- Placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to placements within or outside the Hamilton region
- Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter placement
- Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some placement agencies
Students are on Placement 3 days per week for 9 weeks in semesters 2, 3 and 4
Note: Students will be required to complete Community Disease Screening protocol before starting placement.
Become an Agency
If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Community Studies programs, please visit the Community Services Field Placements page.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Educator for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children
- Facilitator of Family Support Programs
- Professional Learning Consultant
- Team-teach with an Ontario Certified Teacher
Where you could work includes:
- Childcare centres and early learning agencies
- Parent and child drop-in centres, such as EarlyON centres
- Professional Resource Centres
Opportunities for grads
- Membership to Affiliated Services for Children and Youth
- Registration to College of Early Childhood Educators (ECE) upon graduation (required for ECE designation)
- Professional membership to Association of Early Childhood Educators
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Child Development Practitioner (Apprenticeship)
- General Arts and Science Certificate (College Transfer)
- Human Services Foundation
- General Arts and Science (University Transfer)
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
- Early Childhood Education - Leadership and Administration
- Educational Support (Intensive)
- Recreation Therapy (Intensive)
- Social Service Worker (Intensive)
- Child and Youth Care
- Autism and Behavioural Science
- Brain Disorders Management
- Community and Social Services Management
- Concurrent Disorders
- Early Childhood Resource Consulting
- Mental Health and Disability Management
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
- Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
- Davenport University - BBA, General Business
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
Domestic Canadian Students
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