If you have a passion for enriching the lives on young children, the caring staff at Lambton College will support you in gaining the skills you need to become a knowledgeable, competent Early Childhood Educator. At Lambton College, we are proud of our reputation for excellence in encouraging our students to excel as educators.
This two-year program educates students to work effectively with young children in order to nurture childhood development and maintain healthy relationships with their families. Students are introduced to both theory and practice through technology enhanced classroom theory, hands-on workshops and field practice. This combination gives students the knowledge and skills to work with young children aged 0-12 years in a variety of settings. Students graduate with over 600 hours of practical experience.
Students also have the unique opportunity to complete a placement in our on-site Ontario Early Years Centre. Our on-site Parent and Professional Resource Centre offers valuable resources for curriculum planning, research, and professional development.
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.
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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.
When you graduate, you'll have a diverse and dynamic set of skills for the evolving field of Early Childhood Education. Our graduates have found rewarding employment opportunities in a variety of settings including child care centres, before and after school programs, with the school boards as teaching partners in the Kindergarten Program, early learning and family centres, and Best Start programs. With additional education, graduates can also work as resource teachers and educational assistants.
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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.