Program Listing

Georgian College, Ontario-Canada

Early Childhood Education

Shortlist Program

Program Details

2 Year - Undergraduate Diploma

Course Duration:

2 Years

Application Fee:

100 CAD

Tuition Fee:

17901.06 CAD/Year


Summer 2023: Orillia Fall 2023: Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound Winter 2024: Orillia

Program Description

Within this program’s unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, students prepare to work with children (birth to 12 years old) and their families. Students learn how to support children’s holistic development and facilitate their adaptation to the challenges of everyday life. Students acquire the skills to be responsive caregivers while respecting diversity and the rights of children and families. They discover the multifaceted benefits of play-based learning through experiential courses that focus on outdoor learning, creative expression, and science and technology. Emphasis is placed on partnerships with families, other professionals, and community programs, as these form the foundation of working in the field of early learning and care. This approach to learning reflects the view that children are curious, capable and skilled and grow up in families with diverse social, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Through two field placements, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and transfer their skills as they engage with children and adults in early years learning settings within the community. Students develop a range of abilities and best practices crucial for success in the various learning environments they may find employment in within the field of early childhood education.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or mature student status Grade 12 English (C or U) Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.


Tuition Fees mentioned above is an approximate value from the college website. Exact tuition will be mentioned in your Letter of Acceptance from the institute. For accurate Admission requirements visit college/university program page.