Early Childhood Education: Advocacy, Leadership and Management

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Program Overview

Early childhood educators play an essential role in shaping childrens' lifelong views of learning. In this one-year program, you'll build on the knowledge gained in the Early Childhood Education certificate. You'll learn how to design, apply, and evaluate a holistic educational program, as well as advanced principles in language and literacy development, reflective practice, professionalism, ethics, and methodologies in inclusive education. There is continuing demand for qualified Early Learning and Childhood professionals. At the end of the program, you'll receive a diploma in Early Childhood Education: Advocacy, Leadership and Management.


This is the second year of the two year program and is achievable within one academic year.

Admission Requirements

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  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

    Career Possibilities

    As a child care professional, you will be prepared for employment in group care settings with children from birth to age 12. You may specialize in programming for infants and children with diverse abilities, school age children or work in administration. You may find employment in child care centres, preschool centres, schools, family day homes and private homes. Self-employment and entrepreneurial opportunities are also available: childcare consulting, alternative care-giving (after hours care) and tutoring.

    Specific Considerations

    Proof of immunization may be required and can be submitted by following the instructions on the standardized NBCC Immunization and Medical Form. You may also be required to produce a medical certificate attesting to certain requirements identified by the fieldwork site.

    In order to be successful in this field, you must enjoy working with children, have a high regard for your work, be in good physical and psychological health and be organized, flexible, alert and observant. You must be able to actively participate in the children's activities and be capable of providing independent supervision of children.

    Other important assets are patience, friendliness, sensitivity to the needs of others, reliability and a high energy level. Maturity, a sense of humour and the ability to communicate are other qualities that parents desire in those who care for their children.

    This program has a work placement component as a requirement for attendance.

    Students may be required by host agencies or employers to provide a current criminal records check and vulnerable sector check from a police service recognized by the host agency or employer. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned may be prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.

    Potential students (full-time or part-time) may be eligible to receive training assistance.

    NOC Codes

    4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants

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