Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education provides students with the qualifications and methods necessary to present a wide variety of activities to develop a young child’s imaginative, creative and artistic abilities. This program will provide an overview of the field of early childhood education, its historical and theoretical origins, and the day-to-day work and responsibilities of professionals working in this field. Students will learn to identify the critical issues related to children’s health, safety and nutrition. In addition, the program will aim to promote safety practices, risk management, strategies for nutritional balance, and overall good health and well being.

This program will provide students with the necessary skills to work in a variety of child care services. They are employed in child-care centers, kindergartens, nursery schools, agencies for exceptional children, and other environments where early childhood education services are provided, or they may be self-employed. Example position titles may include child care worker, daycare worker or early childhood educator.

Admission and Administration Requirements

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)
Additional Admission Requirements:  
  • Satisfactory Certificate of Conduct
  • Satisfactory Child Protection Records Check
  • Applicants must be bondable
  • Applicants must provide a certificate signed by a qualified medical doctor indicating that they have met immunization requirements for the industry.  These will include TB screening along with others required by the Department of Health and Community Services to work in the field.  Please contact your Career Counselor for the most up-to-date list from the Department
  • CPR and First Aid are co-requisites of the program and must be obtained prior to the first day of fieldwork
  • All forms and documents listed must be received by the college prior to the first day of classes.  If not received, students will not be able to attend classes/start program.
Early Childhood Education Courses View
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition I
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition II
  • Creative Activities I
  • Creative Activities II
  • Creative Activities III
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Family Studies I
  • Family Studies II
  • Developmental Curriculum I
  • Child Development I
  • Developmental Curriculum II
  • Behaviour and Guidance I
  • Child Development III
  • Child Development II
  • Behaviour and Guidance II
  • Employment Plus
  • Children with Special Needs I
  • Children with Special Needs II
  • Observation, Planning & Evaluation
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Child Care Organization & Administration
  • Child Abuse & Family Violence
  • Computer Essentials
  • Fieldwork I
  • Fieldwork II
  • Fieldwork III
  • Work Term

Currently offered at the following locations: