University of Guelph-Humber

Early Childhood Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph-Humber
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Description:Our program focuses on the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children from birth to eight years and their interaction with the world around them. You will learn how to engage children, understand parent-child relations and assess a child's development. You get the know-how to support children individually, as well as work with their families, schools and the community. Upon graduation, you will earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Your first year immerses you immediately in early childhood studies. You are introduced to the domains of childhood development and theories and foundations. In your second year, you learn the basics of human anatomy and physiology; how to create curriculum; observation and research skills; and dynamics of relationships. In your third and fourth years, you learn how to work educationally and therapeutically with children and families. You will develop a comprehensive set of abilities to assess children’s development; support and educate children in a meaningful way; understand how to create interventions; and know how to work with children in a variety of settings. You will complete more than 750 hours of workplace experience through placements.
URL:Early Childhood Studies at University of Guelph-Humber
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,570
National: $6,570
International: $20,841

Values quoted are based on 2017-18 tuition rates and are subject to change. For full tuition and student fee information, visit
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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 80

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

As an Ontario high school applicant, you are required to have your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Your admission average will be calculated using your top six 4U/M courses including subject requirements. Estimated minimum range for admission is 75-80%. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, you may submit an additional Student Profile that may be considered if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off range (up to 5%). If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit a Student Profile to be considered for admission. High school applicants from outside of Ontario or international applicants should visit our website for admission requirements. Transfer applicants interested in full-time daytime study, fully online study or hybrid (online and on-campus) study should visit our website for program and admission details:

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 September 11, 2017

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