Careers may be found as Early Childhood Educators working with children in licensed child care centres, nursery schools, after-school programs, private home child care and Head Start programs.
Credential Awarded: Ontario College Diploma
Awarding Institution: OSHKI / Canadore College
Program Length: 5 Semesters (over 2 years - one summer semester)
Start Date: September 2017*
*start dates are subject to change
1. For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent including: any grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M) OR
2. For graduates of the old curriculum (OS:IS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent including: any 2 senior level English (general or advanced) OR
3. Mature Student Status - to be eligible for Mature Student status, an applicant must be a minimum of 19 years of age and successfully complete the prescribed Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT).
1. A recent Criminal Reference Check
2. An up-to-date immunization record
3. 2 step TB skin test
4. Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
5. Statement from doctor indicating freedom from communicable diseases
Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the Native Early Childhood Education program delivered by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute. As part of the admissions process each applicant must submit the following:
1. An Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Program Application Form.
2. An online or paper application to the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS).
3. Official transcript(s) from the last institution attended.
4. Proof of post-secondary sponsorship in the form of a written letter which states the name of the student, the program of study and the duration of sponsorship.
Early Childhood Education is a five-semester diploma program delivered in partnership with the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute in Thunder Bay. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe, stimulating early learning environment for children. The social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of the child is examined through academic studies in a blended delivery model that consists of fourteen days of on-campus sessions two times per semester, as well as independent study. The delivery and content of the full-time ECE diploma program is culturally relevant and specific to Aboriginal communities. The ECE program offers field placement experiences in early childhood education settings in Thunder Bay as well as community placement hours in the students home community. upon successful completion of the program, graduates can apply to the College of Early Childhood Educators to become a registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
The tuition fee for the 2016-2017 academic year will be announced at a later date, due to tuition changes on a yearly basis.
ECE 111 Child Development I
ECE 118 Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECE 120 Field Placement I
ECE 125 Observation I
ECE 145 Guidance and Self-Regulation
CMM 125 College Communication I
HUM 100 Interpersonal Relations
ECE 100 Language and Literacy
ECE 156 Developmentally Appropriate Practices I: Infant Toddler Curriculum
ECE 115 Developmentally Appropriate Practises II: Preschool Curriculum
ECE 135 Child Development II
ECE 140 Field Placement II (4 Week Placement)
SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology
GEN ED General Education Elective
HUM 200 Group Dynamics
ECE 227 Responsive Relationships (Parent Teacher Child)
ECE 204 Children's Science and Math
ECE 222 Creative Arts
ECE 255 Environmental Outdoor Ed
ECE 235 Developmentally Appropriate Practices III: School Age
ECE 245 Anti-Bias Curriculum
ECE 223 Field Placement III (5 Week Placement)
ECE 226 Community Advocacy
ECE 218 Administration
ECE 250 Children's Technology
ECE 212 Special Education
ECE 228 Specialty Curriculum
ECE 265 Field Placement II (5 Week Placement)
ECE 236 Kindergarden Curriculum
GEN ED General Elective
For More Information
Daniel Tait, Community Liaison & Student Recruitment Officer
Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454