Early Childhood Education

Program Title – Early Childhood Education

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT – A003 Timmins Campus
NORT – A065 Kirkland Lake Campus
NORT – A209 Moosonee Campus

Program Description
Early Childhood Educators (ECE’s) are professionals who are part of a multidisciplinary team that may include behavioural therapists, speech pathologists, consultants, parents and school representatives. They assist children to make a successful transition to, and integration into the school system. In addition to working with infants and children up to 12 years old, Early Childhood Educators will also be part of a team and expected to work in a professional and competent manner with staff, parents, and community members. Graduates require good communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as sound judgment.

Besides planning and conducting the regular routines of the day, students will have the opportunity to observe children to determine their present skill level in each developmental area. Students will research, plan, carry out and evaluate a full range of program and curriculum activities designed to help each child reach his/her full developmental potential. A distinct feature of the program is the opportunity it offers students to gain practical work experience in a variety of settings: childcare centres, nursery schools, parent resource centres, toy-lending libraries, junior and senior kindergartens, and before- and after-school programs throughout the community.

Children’s Play Lab
The Children’s Play Lab provides students with the opportunity to design, setup, monitor and make improvements to an early years learning environment. Partnerships with local early learning centres will provide our students with the unique opportunity to work closely with young children in a controlled environment.

Career Opportunities
Early Childhood Educators/ECE’s may find employment in daycare centres, nursery schools, agencies or recreation departments, toy-lending libraries, college day care labs, friendship centres,Ontario Early Years Centres, family resource centres, early learning literacy programs, hospital play rooms and Full-day early learning programs in JK/SK classrooms.

Transfer Agreements
Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB). You can also visit OnTransfer. This site provides information and resources to help students and potential students find their way through Ontario’s postsecondary system.

Contact Information
Erin Holmes, Program Coordinator
705-235-3211 ext. 1-2156