St. Lawrence College

Early Childhood Education

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Cornwall and Kingston campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:The Early Childhood Education program prepares graduates to work with children (from birth to age 12) and their families in a variety of early childhood settings. The program combines theoretical study with practical experience in a variety of supervised field placements.

Graduates may find employment in licensed child care centres, home child care agencies; Early Years centres; school-age child care programs; school boards in Early Learning Programs; international private schools; childrelated businesses; cruise ships; domestic and international nannies; or provide child care in their own homes.
URL:Early Childhood Education at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,770
International: $16,110

Books and curiculum resource supplies are estimated at $2200 over the two years of the program. Costs for First Aid, CPR certification, and the Criminal Background Check are the responsibility of the applicant.
Scholarships:4
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 11 Math

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying. Students applying to the Kingston Campus program must obtain the Criminal Background Check from the Kingston Police Force for field placement agencies in the City of Kingston.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    * 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 July 28, 2018