Early Childhood Education

September 2019

Availability: Waitlisted
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 03, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
EC
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,458.62 per semester*
International:
$8,371.67 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below
* 2018/2019 fees are displayed.
   Tuition for 2019/2020 is subject to change.

January 2020

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 06, 2020
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
EC
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,458.62 per semester*
International:
$8,371.67 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below
* 2018/2019 fees are displayed.
   Tuition for 2019/2020 is subject to change.

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.

Program Highlights

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.

Why Choose Fleming

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.

Work Placement

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.

Is this You?

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

Career Opportunities

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.

Provincial Registration

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.collegeofece.on.ca

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students studying in the Early Childhood Education program. To qualify for the IPD, students must take and successfully complete GNED49 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 - Indigenous Knowledges, along with a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences that will be incorporated into the final portfolio assignment in GNED128. The student’s transcript will indicate the IPD designation. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous Studies, and a designation that will be marketable in the employment sector.

Eco-Mentorship Certificate

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.

If you're sincerely interested in working with children, and are not sure yet which path to take, you might want to consider the Educational Support, Social Service Worker, Developmental Services Worker or Recreation and Leisure Services programs.

Additional Costs

Supplies (name tag for placement, supplies for the Children’s Program experiences, projects, and outdoor classroom supplies) and textbooks total approximately $1200.00 per year. Travel costs include transportation arrangements to and from field practicum experiences.

Health and Non Academic Requirements

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.

Immunization Requirements

Your program has mandatory immunization requirements that include a "pre-entry" deadline date for submission. For more information, and to print a copy of the immunization form, please please see the Immunization Information page.

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.

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

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 below.

Algonquin College

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of four Algonquin College bridging courses.
Transfer Credit
  • 20 out of a 41 credit 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.

Brock University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Must be in 'Good Standing' with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) or in the process of applying for membership in order for an admissions decision to be made.
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.

Conestoga College

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of three Conestoga College bridging courses, two of which must be completed prior to receiving an offer of admission to the Early Learning Program Development (ELPD) program.
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.

Institute of Technology Sligo

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Required to complete a minimum of 400 hrs of supervised professional placement prior to entry into year 3.
  • Required to complete bridging studies in Irish Law, and Politics & Policy.
  • Will be required to 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 Institute of Technology Sligo website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Institute of Technology Tralee

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Police clearance is necessary.
  • A Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) in Early Childhood Care graduate with a minimum 50% cumulative average will be eligible to enter the 4th year of the Bachelor of Arts in (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education 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 Institute of Technology Tralee website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Lakehead University

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.
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.
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.

Laurentian University

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.

Nipissing University

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.
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.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

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.

Ryerson University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • The diploma must include a one-year introductory university-level humanities or social science course or equivalent.
  • Two years (or equivalent) of related work or advocacy experience. Applicants without this may be accepted, but must either complete DST 80A/B: Practicum in Disability Studies in the program or apply for exemption if achieved while in the program.
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 Ryerson University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Must have completed, prior to 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. In addition, 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 Ryerson University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Seneca College

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th out of a 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.

Sheridan College

Requirement
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Successful completion of the Sheridan College bridging semester 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.

Trent University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Note: Will be eligible to enroll in the Teacher Education Stream, Primary/Junior.
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 Trent University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
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.
  • Note: Will be eligible to enroll in the Teacher Education Stream, Primary/Junior.
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 Trent University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

University of Guelph

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.
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.

University of Guelph-Humber

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.

University of Windsor

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.
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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