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

Program starts

August 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email info@cambriancollege.ca or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

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