Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Education - Postgrado en Educación Clínica
The Early Childhood Education Program at Centennial College is committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be leaders in the profession. Our graduates are respected as professionals.
As a student in the Early Childhood Education Program, you will learn to provide high standards of care to children and their families. This highly respected program will teach you to take responsibility for observing the needs of individual and groups of children, and create well-planned, stimulating and responsive programs. You will come to understand the needs of infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children.
Rich classroom experiences will offer you a range of opportunities to understand the content. Professors ensure that a variety of strategies are used to help you practice and apply what you are learning. Supporting our program is Centennial College’s two state of the art early childhood education centres. Used as lab schools, these centres located in East York and at Progress Campus will allow you to observe and/or practice in a high-quality childcare setting.
If you are energetic, enjoy working with children and adults, fun loving, and dedicated to your learning this is the program for you!
This program has received KPI distinction awards consistently for Employer Satisfaction.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
Admission to this program is highly competitive and the program fills quickly. We recommend that you apply prior to the Ontario Colleges equal consideration date of February 1 and submit transcripts or take your skills assessment as soon as possible. For admission to the January program (offered at Progress only), we recommend you apply by May 1 of the previous year.
You will receive an invitation to attend an Early Childhood Education Admission session shortly after you apply to the program. It is important that you attend the session to make sure that this program is the right fit for you.
After admission, prior to beginning each Field Placement, students are required to:
Obtain a clear police check with vulnerable sector and mental health screening
Provide valid First Aid and CPR certificates before the beginning of the second semester
Provide a clear medical report including a TB test
Start Date:Fall, Winter
College Communications 1
Keys to Success in ECE
The Learning Environment: The Third Teacher
The Healthy Development of the Whole Child
An Introduction to Early Childhood Education
General Education Elective
College Communications 2
Observing Infant and Toddler Development
Child Centred Curriculum
Health and Wellness Practices
Field Placement 1: Infant and Toddler
Observing Preschool and School-Age Development
Understanding and Communicating with Families
Preschool Field Practicum
Preschool Curriculum: Supporting Children´s Inquiry
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
Preschool/School-Age Curriculum: The Project Approach
Advocacy and The Emerging Professional
Preschool, School-Age, Specialized Field Practicum
General Education Elective
Early childhood educator
Child-care Worker Assistant
Early Childhood Assistant
Early Childhood Education Worker
Early Childhood Program Staff Assistant