Skip to main content
3 Semesters (35 Weeks)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma
Early Childhood Education

About the Program

Through this accelerated 35-week diploma program, you will be eligible to earn your Early Childhood Education diploma in 12 months. During your studies you will learn about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children. You will be taught how to design positive learning environments which promote healthy development for young children, utilize observational skills to facilitate a child’s development progress, and be given the opportunity to apply these skills in a variety of field placement settings. 

If you have completed a Bachelor of Arts or another undergraduate degree then this accelerated, full-time Early Childhood Education diploma program is for you.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Child care centres

  • After-school programs

  • Nursery schools 

  • Parent co-operative centres

  • Private home child care

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Program planning based on optimization of individual needs
  • Comprehension and application of child development theory   
  • Observational skills

Affiliations and Associations

You will also have the opportunity to join the following affiliations:

  • Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO)

  • The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)

  • Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) 

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)