Diploma in Early Childhood Education

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 program was designed to allow students to find work soon after graduation.

Career Prospects

By the end of this program, graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in various work environments:

  • Childcare services and early childhood education centres
  • Home and school daycare services
  • Coordinating positions

Concentration Courses

  • Early Childhood Profession (60 h)
  • Health and Safety in Early Childcare Centers (75 h)
  • Childhood development from 0 to 2 years old (60 h)
  • Childhood Development from 2 to 12 years old (60 h)
  • Communication Skills in the Workplace (45 h)
  • Art and Creativity in Early Childcare Centers (75 h)
  • Educational Program for Early Childcare Centers (60 h)
  • Planning activities (60 h)
  • Observing Children's Behaviour (45 h)
  • Team Work Involvement (45 h)
  • Child's Family Life and Social Environment (45 h)
  • Challenging Behaviors in children (45 h)
  • School aged care education (45 h)
  • Nutrition for Children (45 h)
  • Meaningful Relationship with Children (60 h)
  • Integrating Children with Physical and Neurological Deficits (45 h)
  • Leading and organizing educational activities (60 h)
  • Organizational structures in educational services (45 h)
  • Development of Childhood Autonomy (45 h)
  • Quebec Society's Children in Multicultural Environment (45 h)
  • Integrating Children with Special Needs (45 h)
  • Observation and Introduction Internship (90 h)
  • Involvement Internship (210 h)
  • Intervention Internship (330 h)
  • Drafting of a professional project (45 h)
  • Final Project (45 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

General Education

  • 3 Physical Education courses (90 h)
  • 3 Philosophy courses (150 h)
  • 4 Language and Literature courses (240 h)
  • 2 Second Language courses (90 h)
  • 2 Complementary courses (90 h)

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

or

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

or

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


Level

  • This program leads to the granting of a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) (Senior matriculation).
  • Holders of a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Education
  • Techniques can pursue university studies.
  • This program is offered in English and French.

Immunization

As part of their internship requirement, students might be asked to prove their basic immunization is up-to-date: diphtheria, polio, tetanus, rubella, mumps and measles. Vaccines against hepatitis B and the flu may also be required. Students must be in good health. Important note: Students will need to provide proof that they are eligible for their internships. A request for police file verification will be necessary. This request will be made by the College.

Work-Study Program (WSP)

Work experience is recognized and in high demand by employers. The Work-Study Program (WSP) is an educational model that allows you to undertake two paid internships during your studies to gain work experience related to your field of study. Please consult the Work-Study Program section for more details. Not available to students who begin in the Winter semester.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • French

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