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Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Media and Design
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:The early childhood education sector is evolving to address the growing recognition of the importance of early learning. This has resulted in a need to develop, implement and create sustainable community-based family support systems and programs in early learning. Hand-in-hand with this is the ongoing need to provide quality programs for young children within a variety of educational settings.

The Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development program prepares learners through a comprehensive pedagogical approach that seeks to find a balance between solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the early learning field, which encompasses both curriculum delivery and community development. Learners develop a solid understanding of child development, curriculum design, working with diverse populations, community development, and the importance of the natural environment to children. Learners develop skills in analysis and problem solving to optimize their ability to assess community and family needs; create and support early learning in diverse settings; coordinate with teams to deliver projects; conduct and analyze research; and to assume leadership positions in the early learning sector.
URL:Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,758

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average. Grade 12 English: ENG4(U), with a minimum 65%. Mature students are applicants who have not achieved the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent and who are at least 19 years of age on or before the commencement of the program in which they intend to enrol. Mature students have demonstrated academic abilities equivalent to those of Ontario high school graduates, verified by successful completion of courses at the postsecondary level.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Upon acceptance into the program the following requirements must be met. Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (St. John Ambulance, Red Cross or equivalent) must be completed prior to the commencement of classes. This certificate must be valid for the duration of the program. Students must have Standard First Aid certification. Failure to complete these requirements will prevent students from participating in the field placement and work term components of the program.

    * 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 May 12, 2020

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