Diploma in Early Childhood Education

LaSalle College Montreal

Program Description

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

LaSalle College Montreal

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

The Early childhood education program (DEC) is designed to train childcare educators to work with children from 0 to 12 years old.

During their training, students will learn how to meet a child's basic, psychological, as well as educational needs. Students will also learn to establish a partnership with parents and partners in the field to understand the importance of discussing the necessary intervention with a child.

The versatility of graduates is an important element, allowing them to exercise their profession in all early childhood educational environments; therefore, this program was designed to allow students to find work soon after graduation. Since the opening of the LaSalle des petits Daycare, aspiring early childhood educators can also observe and learn from the daycare’s work environment and understand the implication of the profession.

Course list

Specialized training:

  • Communication Skills in the Workplace
  • Early Childhood Profession
  • Safety and Hygiene in Early Childcare Centers
  • Child's Health in Early Childcare Centers
  • Childhood Development from 0 to 2 years old
  • Child's Art Development and Playing Skills
  • Creativity in Early Childcare Centers
  • Meaningful Relationship with Children
  • Nutrition for Children
  • Childhood Development from 2 to 12 years old
  • Planning Activities for Early Childcare Centers
  • Child's Family Life and Social Environment
  • Educational Program for Early Childcare Centers
  • Observing Children's Behaviour
  • Observation and Introduction Internship
  • Organizing and Leading Individual Educational Activities
  • Organizing and Leading Group Educational Activities
  • Integrating Children with Special Needs
  • Involvement Internship
  • Quebec Society's Children in Multicultural Environment
  • Integrating Children with Physical and Neurological Deficits
  • Behavioural Interventions in Early Childcare Centers
  • Development of Childhood Autonomy
  • Intervention Internship
  • Team Work Involvement
  • Partnership between Early Childcare Centers, the Parents and the Resources
  • Organizing a Childcare Center
  • Educational Services and Management in a Childcare Center
  • Program Exit Exam

General training:

  • 3 Physical Education courses
  • 3 Humanities courses
  • 4 Language and Literature courses
  • 2 Second Language courses
  • 2 Complementary courses

Admission criteria

Have obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES) and completed the following courses :

  • Language of Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV
  • Physical Sciences from Secondary IV
  • History from Secondary IV


Have obtained a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) and completed the following courses:

  • Language if Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV


Have obtained an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient. Every case will be analysed by the college.


  • This program leads to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC).
  • Holders of a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Early Childhood Education Techniques may continue on to university if they so desire.
  • Offered in French or English.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

Last updated October 29, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Canada Montreal, Quebec
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