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Ontario College Diploma

Early Childhood Education

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Make a difference. Help young children reach their potential.

Program Overview

State-of-the-art education

You'll learn from our highly qualified professors who have strong academic backgrounds and extensive experience working with young children, their families and the community. Our uniquely designed curriculum room will encourage and support your learning by providing hands-on experiences in a simulated early learning classroom.

What you'll learn

  • Best practices for supporting young children's learning and development
  • Current issues and theories of child development
  • Roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator
  • Curriculum theory and approaches
  • Programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  • Professionalism and advocacy in early childhood education

Field placements

You'll have the chance to transfer your learning into practice by completing two different field placements in a variety of settings which may include Sheridan's highly acclaimed childcare centres, before and after school care, kindergarten classrooms or other early learning settings.

Outstanding career preparation

Our ECE program focuses on applying research-based theory to practical experiences that encourage young children’s learning, growth and development.

When you graduate from this program, you'll be eligible to become a registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE), a requirement for practice in the province of Ontario. Graduates may also continue their education in degree-level studies through Sheridan's Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program or at other Canadian universities or abroad.

Flexible learning

The ECE program offers course-based registration, which allows you to create your own timetable (based on course availability) by selecting the days/times that work best for you. You can choose to take a full-time course load or study part-time during the day or evening.

Please note that the courses offered in the part-time option are identical to those in the full-time option, and the graduation requirements are the same. However, it will take you longer to complete the diploma on a part-time basis and there may be financial implications to consider. If you are unsure of the financial or academic consequences of attending part-time, you should contact the Program Academic Advisor, the Office of the Registrar or the Student Advisement Centre for more information.

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As an Early Childhood Education student you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Curious to see what that looks like? Take a virtual tour of our Early Childhood Education Lab.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 16800 Foundations of the Early Learning Environment 3
    EDUC 11582 Foundations of Play-based Curriculum 3
    COMM 16117 Interpersonal Communication and the Early Childhood Educator 3
    EDUC 11044 Child’s Growth and Development 3
    EDUC 12375 Observation in Early Childhood Education 3
    SOCI 12029G Understanding Families 3
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3
    Total: 21
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 14648 Intentional Strategies in the Early Learning Environment 3
    EDUC 10065 Building on Play-based Curriculum 3
    EDUC 23329 Responsive Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers 3
    EDUC 15323 The Science of Child Development 3
    EDUC 13764 Nutrition, Health and Safety 3
    FLPL 15892 Field Practice & Seminar 1 8
    Total: 23
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 20705 Working with School Age Children 3
    EDUC 25283 Reflective Practice and Responsive Relationships
    EDUC 23109 Inclusion in Early Learning Settings  3
    FLPL 20799 Field Practice & Seminar 2 8
            General Education Elective 3
    Total: 20
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 25436 Curriculum Theory and Approaches in ECEC
    EDUC 22629 Professional Ethics and Advocacy in ECEC 3
    EDUC 25372 The Competent Child 3
    FLPL 29207 Field Practice & Seminar 3  8
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 20

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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.

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 all field placements is a mandatory program requirement. Students completing field placement will be required by their field placement site to provide a current, acceptable and valid police check which includes a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) along with an up to date health clearance and immunization record. Many of our field placement sites are also requiring that students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must follow the COVID-19 vaccination policy of the field placement site they are attending. Students who cannot meet these requirements will have limited field placement opportunities and may be unable to progress or graduate from the program. This may also impact future career opportunities in the profession.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

When you complete your Early Childhood Education diploma program, you'll be ready to begin an exciting career in this field.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Before- and after-school programs
  • Centre-based child care programs
  • EarlyON Child and Family Centres
  • Kindergarten programs
  • Literacy and parenting programs
  • Nursery schools

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

As a graduate of an Early Childhood Education diploma (or equivalent, as accepted by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (average C+), you may be eligible to complete Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership degree program through Degree Completion.

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code:

  • For full-time studies: PBECB
  • For part-time studies: PBECBP

Program details

As a Degree Completion student, you must first complete these four (4) mandatory courses:

  • EDUC 10009 – Evidence Based Practices in EC Programs
  • EDUC 17198 – Introduction to EC Leadership
  • SOCS 10123 – Applied Research Methods in Early Childhood
  • ENGL 17889GD – Composition and Rhetoric

All four courses are offered during the Spring–Summer semester (day and evening times), and some courses are offered in the Winter semester.

Once you've successfully completed all four courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, you can enter into Year 3 (Semester 5) of the degree program in the Fall.

You can choose to complete these four courses and the remaining Year 3 and Year 4 courses of the degree as a full-time or part-time student. Please note, however, that you can only start Year 3 (Semester 5) in the Fall.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, graduates will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create learning contexts to enable, build and maintain caring, responsive relationships* in partnerships with children*, families* and communities that value and respect social, cultural and linguistic diversity* including Indigenous* peoples’ worldviews and Francophone identity.
  2. Co-create, facilitate and reflect upon inquiry and play-based* early years and child care* programs and pedagogical* approaches to support children’s* learning, holistic development* and well-being following children’s* capabilities, interests, ideas and experiences.
  3. Co-design and maintain inclusive* early learning environments* to value and support equitable, accessible and meaningful learning opportunities for all children*, their families* and communities in a range of early years and child care* settings.
  4. Collaborate with children*, families*, colleagues, agencies and community partners to create, maintain, evaluate and promote safe and healthy early learning environments* to support independence, reasonable risk-taking and healthy development and well-being.
  5. Use observation strategies* to identify children’s* strengths and challenges and to ascertain when children* and families* might benefit from additional support or community resources.
  6. Use professional communication in interactions with children*, families*, colleagues, employers, the regulatory body*, government authorities and children’s* service agencies to meet legal and ethical standards of the early years sector*.
  7. Act in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations, College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, agency policies and procedures and principles of evidence-informed practice* and reflect* upon their impact on one’s own role in early years and child care* settings.
  8. Identify, report and document when a child is in a situation of perceived risk for, or actual neglect or abuse, in accordance with legislation, the College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, policies and procedures.
  9. Create and engage in partnerships with families*, communities, colleagues, inter-disciplinary professionals, authorities and child service agencies to advocate for quality early years and child care* programs and services.
  10. Engage in reflective practice* and continuous professional learning* in accordance with principles of lifelong learning, evidence-informed practices* in the early years sector* and requirements of the College of Early Childhood Educators.

View Ontario ECE program standards.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,091.00
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,882.00

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PECED

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
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Sep 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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Part-time Program code: PECED

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Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
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