Early Childhood Education (Intensive) - 263

Ontario College Diploma
One year or less
Foster a sense of belonging, engagement, expression and well-being for children and their families in this rewarding career.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Condensed program delivery offered to those that have a related degree or diploma.
  • Living Lab provides a realistic early years environment for hands-on learning.
  • Support in the development of a professional e-portfolio.
  • Preplacement course to prepare students for entry-to-field practice.
  • Opportunities for specialized placements.
  • Strong community partnerships providing volunteer experiences.

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 Ontario’s early years system.
  • Implement an integrated community approach to engage with children, families and professionals.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

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Tuition and Fees

2017 - 2018 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Tuition Fees $1,460.67 $1,460.67
Mandatory Ancillary Fees $703.50 $509.35
Mandatory Program Fees $77.00 $0.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Total 1st Year Fees $4,211.20

2017 - 2018 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Tuition Fees $7,130.43 $7,130.43
International Tax Recovery $375.00 $375.00
Mandatory Program Fees $77.00 $0.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Total 1st Year Fees $15,087.86

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Additional Information

Admission

  • University degree in Humanities or Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Education) or equivalent or college diploma related to Human Services (70% guideline) including courses in Family Dynamics, Communications and General Electives
  • Applicants who have completed post-secondary education in outside fields will be considered if they have the following courses: Communications/English, Family Dynamics and General Elective
  • Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Apply theory to practice through three wide-raning practicum placements.
  • Experience interactive simulations to further develop course concepts.
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.

Practicum Placements

  • 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.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

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 Child Drop in centres such as Early ONs
  • Professional Resources centres
  • Kindergarten
  • For further career opportunities please visit AECEO Student Portal

Opportunities for grads

  • Registration to College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) upon graduation (required for ECE designation).
  • Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) professional memberships available.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2019
Open
Jan 2020
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Additional Information