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Early Childhood Education

In the Early Childhood Education program you will learn how to help young children develop their physical, social, and intellectual skills, their self-confidence and imagination.

Alternate delivery options are available

This program is also offered Advanced Standing (Part-time)

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Accepting Applications

Program Code

EC

Delivery

In Person, Placement

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Tanya Pye

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

View Curriculum

January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Accepting Applications

Program Code

EC

Delivery

In Person, Placement

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Tanya Pye

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

View Curriculum

Learn how to support, encourage and promote a young child’s growth and development through observation and implementation of creative play based learning experiences.

At Fleming College, Early Childhood Education students have unique opportunities to engage in active classroom learning environments that equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children (birth to 12 years).

All courses are based on a philosophy that encourages inclusive practices and partnerships with families. An emphasis is placed on applying what’s learned in the classroom to real–world settings, preparing students to start their careers as early childhood educators.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

A smaller program size means more individual attention in the classroom and customized field placements.

The program is designed to provide varied and extensive applied learning opportunities -from courses like Interactive Learning with Children and Families and Early Learning Practicums in semesters two, three and four. An interactive online course and a teamwork project “Creating Your Own Childcare” in the final semester consolidates and concludes your ECE learning.

Fleming offers support services to assist students in the further development of fundamental life and learning skills important to successfully complete the program. These skills include being able to work independently, participate in a team, organizational abilities, taking initiative and developing good work habits.

In semesters two and four you'll put theoretical education to work in a child care environment. In semester three, ECE teams will implement and run an Interactive Children’s Program, overseen by ECE faculty in the Peterborough community. This will prepare you for semester four, when you will be pulling it all together in your final block field placements.

A background working with young children (ages newborn to 12) in licensed child care centres is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for field placement.

To succeed in this program and in an ECE career, you need:

  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience working with young children
  • Well-adjusted, grounded personality
  • A good sense of humour and imagination
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Creativity

There is an extremely high rate of related employment for graduates. As an Early Childhood Educator you will find work in child care centers, nursery schools, home day care programs, before and after school programs, early learning and parenting centers, resource services and Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten classrooms. Possibilities that are more exotic include children’s programming at resorts or on cruise ships. Graduates are also qualified to become owner/operators of child care centers.

In order to practice in Ontario as an Early Childhood Educator, graduates must apply for registration in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Graduates of Fleming College will meet the education requirements for registration. For more information please visit www.college-ece.ca

The Eco-Mentorship Certificate is an innovative collaboration between Camp Kawartha and Fleming’s Early Childhood Education program that supports fostering a generation of people committed to the stewardship of the planet . A key focus of the work ECE students will be doing during their fourth-semester placement is inspiring children to learn about - and care for - their local environment. This will be done through discovering and respecting the deep ties that connect all living things on the planet. Students will observe children and find innovative ways to connect them to the natural world through an inquiry-based model of learning. They will be encouraged to integrate indigenous ways of knowing and learning into their experiential experiences with children. In addition to the required field placement curricula planning, students will aspire to create a sense of awe and wonder for children as they integrate outdoor and nature-based activities into their field work.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Textbook Cost $750.00 $100.00 $250.00
Kit Cost
Field Placement expenses Sem 2 & Sem 4 - Travel and or parking costs - varies depending on placement location. Students should also be prepared to spend @ $100 in Semester 2 on placement activities, and @ $300 in Semester 4 on activities
Uniforms/program shirts To be purchased in Sem 1 and used throughout program - One TShirt and One Sweatshirt total cost @ $100.
Professional Exam Cost
NARS Cost CPR Level C $90
Portfolio Builders Eco-Mentorship Certificate $40

Students need the ability to lift children up to five years of age and diaper children of all ages. Please consult the program Coordinator if there is concern regarding the physical expectations of the program.

Non Academic Requirements

Your program has mandatory requirements which may include a criminal reference check, first aid, CPR-C, etc. For more information, please see the Non Academic Requirements page.

  • 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.
  • 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 childrens capabilities, interests, ideas and experiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use professional communication in interactions with children, families, colleagues, employers, the regulatory body, government authorities and childrens service agencies to meet legal and ethical standards of the early years sector.
  • 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 ones own role in early years and child care settings.
  • 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 procedure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • OPTIONAL engage with Indigenous children, families and communities to co-create, implement and evaluate Indigenous early years and child care and child and family programs and environments that are culturally sensitive and culturally relevant to the communities they serve.

Students applying to Early Childhood Education must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Apple / MacOS

  • Operating System:
    MacOS 10.12 or newer
  • Processor:
    Core i5 6th Gen or better
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Early Learning Community Development
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Algonquin College Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 20 out of a 41-course degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Algonquin College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Indigenous Business
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Management (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Education in Early Education and Care
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Complete a minimum of 400 hrs of supervised professional placement before entry into year 3.
  • Complete bridging studies in Irish Law, and Politics & Policy.
  • Enrol in Creative Studies C in semester 5.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Atlantic Technological University – Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • 'Good Standing' with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) or in the process of applying for membership.
Transfer Credit
  • 7 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of three Conestoga College Bridge courses. Before receiving an offer of admission to the program, two of the courses must be complete.
Transfer Credit
  • 20 out of a 41-course degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Conestoga College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Psychology & Bachelor of Education
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 25 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Bachelor of Education
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 30 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Laurentian University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) in Early Childhood Education and Care
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Police clearance is necessary for program registration.
  • A Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) in Early Childhood Education and Care graduate with a minimum 50% cumulative average is eligible to enter the 4th year of the Bachelor of Arts in (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care program.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Munster Technological University-Kerry website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Nipissing University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts (General)
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Nipissing University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Child Development
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program. Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Completion of the Sheridan College Bridger with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 59 out of a 119 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Sheridan College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • The diploma must include a one-year introductory university-level humanity or social science course or equivalent.
  • A personal letter explaining how attending this program will benefit the applicant and Disability Communities. The letter should not exceed two pages, double spaced.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Toronto Metropolitan University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Before commencing the Early Childhood Studies program, three one-term (or equivalent) liberal studies courses at the university level with minimum B- / 70% grades in each course. One of the lower-level liberal studies courses must be an English subject. The liberal studies courses cannot be introductory level Psychology or Sociology courses.
Transfer Credit
  • 20 out of a 40 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Toronto Metropolitan University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 7 out of a 20-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Recommended to complete 0.5 credit (PSYC 1030H: Intro. to Psychology Part II: Social and Personality Perspectives) summer term for direct entry to year 2 of the Psychology degree at Trent.
Transfer Credit
  • 7 out of a 20-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts plus Teacher Education Stream
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Note: Teacher Education Stream is for students planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor regarding the selected degree major and appropriate educational planning.
Transfer Credit
  • 7 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Education - Indigenous
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Required to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.
Transfer Credit
  • 7 out of a 25-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Adult Development
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Not less than ten academic courses (exclusive of field-placement ) with a final course grade of "A" or equivalent.
  • One Grade 12 University credit in Mathematics.
  • One Grade 12 University credit in Biology.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the University of Guelph website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Child, Youth and Family
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Not less than ten academic courses (exclusive of field-placements) with a final course grade of an "A" or equivalent.
  • One Grade 12 University credit in Mathematics.
  • One Grade 12 University credit in Biology.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the University of Guelph website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Contact the University of Guelph-Humber for details.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the University of Guelph-Humber website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the University of Windsor website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Social Work
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the University of Windsor website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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