This two-year program educates students to work effectively in a variety of settings with young children in order to nurture childhood development and maintain healthy relationships with their families.

Students are introduced to both the theory and practice of Early Childhood Education. Traditional in-class lessons are reinforced through modern teaching technologies (i.e. document camera, smart board, hands-on workshops, etc.) The Parent and Professional Resource Centre offers valuable resources for activities, research and professional development.

Students graduate with over 600 hours of practical experience in settings which include infants and children up to age 12.

Students also have the unique opportunity to complete a placement in our on-site Ontario Early Years Centre.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have found rewarding career opportunities as: early childhood educators, teaching assistants, school-age care specialists, supervisors/administrators, family support facilitators, Head Start teachers, nannies, and children’s recreation leaders. With additional education, graduates can also work as resource teachers and infant/toddler specialists.

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Educational Pathways

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Graduates must apply to the College of Early Childhood Educators in order to practice as (or use the title of) Early Childhood Educators in Ontario.