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3 Semesters (35 Weeks)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree, or equivalent

    Reference letter outlining previous experience with young children, either paid or volunteer

    Applicants with credentials from outside of Canada must provide a "course-by-course" credential assessment from a recognized agency such as WES (World Education Services) or ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service); including a Postsecondary English course or equivalent.

Additional Information

Postsecondary English course equivalency can be demonstrated through one of the following:

  • Completed postsecondary credential from an institution and country where English is the primary language spoken (Canada or one of the countries listed here)
  • Successful score in a Seneca Pre-Admission English Test

Once you have applied, please contact Seneca Admissions for details on how to submit your reference letter.

After admission but before beginning classes, you must obtain:

  • Current immunization report and report of chest x–ray or tuberculin skin test
  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR C certificate (two-day course)
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check


If you are a high school applicant or have not previously completed a degree, please apply to the two-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) program.