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Pre-Early Childhood Education

If you are looking for a rewarding career, consider educating children as they grow and explore the world. This FREE*, 10-week program will introduce you to the field of early childhood education and provide a stepping stone to future studies and work in childcare settings.

The program begins with online training where you’ll build your skills and knowledge from experienced professors. These online courses give you the flexibility to study when and where you want so that you can balance the demands of your busy life. You’ll complete your learning with a 70-hour paid placement in a licensed childcare facility, giving you valuable real-world experience.

If you’ve considered getting into the childcare field but weren’t sure if this line of work was for you, this program is a great way to get a feel for the job before you commit to a full postsecondary program in early childhood education. After completing this program, you can gain advanced standing in Cambrian’s early childhood education diploma programs.

*This program is offered at no cost to domestic students and permanent residents.

Apply now!

What's in it for you?

You’ll get the opportunity to complete an in-person, 70-hour paid placement in a licensed childcare environment which will boost your learning and help you build industry connections.

Plan your future

Program starts

October 2022

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 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.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

Have Questions?

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See a full list of how your program will be delivered.