Algonquin College

Early Childhood Education

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Online
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:The two-year Early Childhood Education Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to become an educator of children in a variety of early learning settings gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with families and other professionals to support children's learning and development.

This program provides you with the ability to create, implement and assess play-based curricula while building stimulating child-centred environments.

Benefit from both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities. You have three field placements during the program that focus on children from birth to age 12. These real-world experiences allow you to integrate theory with professional practice in early learning program settings.
URL:Early Childhood Education at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,826

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.


Applicants are also required to have English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.


Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Application Notes : International applicants must have an IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 19, 2024

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