Lakeland College

Early Learning and Child Care

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Program Information

School:Lakeland College
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Child Care Provider/Assistant

Fast-track to the workforce with our certificate. Stay for another year, earn a diploma and open up more job opportunities. With a class called play you know you're getting what you need to work with children from infants to school age. Each semester includes a 4-week practicum after 11 weeks in the classroom.

Your 3rd practicum is unique to Lakeland. You and your classmates set up and run a play program. You’ll:

  • create a parent handbook
  • plan and run activities
  • design the space – theme, furniture, play and snack areas.
  • URL:Early Learning and Child Care at Lakeland College
    Length:2 Year(s)
    Cost per year:*
    International: $17,069

    This cost estimate is for Year 2 of the program, and includes the cost of books, supplies, and field trips.
    Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

    Admission Requirements


    These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

      Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Early Learning and Child Care certificate program or an equivalent with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

      Test Scores:
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
      Application Notes : Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you'll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) - minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) - minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.

      * 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 30, 2020