Early Childhood Education – Alternate Delivery

This program is offered in an alternate delivery format geared specifically to those who are currently working in the field of early childhood education (must be working for a minimum of six months). This unique alternate delivery program is the only one of this type in Ontario and allows you to complete your diploma while continuing to work in the field.

You will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment that ensures the total development of the young child.

You will examine how children grow and build a foundation of understanding that children learn through play. This learning approach combined with a culturally-relevant environment will reflect that children are curious, capable, and competent.

The program includes on-site learning, online learning, and facilitated learning. Course credits and/or previous work experience may qualify you to receive Cambrian courses credits through our Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process.

Cambrian's program is recognized by the College of Early Childhood Educators, which allows you to apply to become a Registered Early Childhood Educator and be eligible to work in all types of child care settings in Ontario when you graduate.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Early childhood educator in childcare centres, Best Start hubs and kindergarten classrooms
  • Licensed Home Child Care Visitor and resource support for children with special needs in agencies
  • Private home child care provider
  • Infant stimulation worker

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$22,000 to $49,000

Field placements are an important component of the program. Since you will already have work experience coming into the program, an individualized placement plan will be developed for you. This is the only alternate delivery program of this type in Ontario.

Plan your future

Next Session start

January 2018

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning

Graduate in 2019*

*Minimum Full time length is 20 months