Early Childhood Care and Education

Program Introduction
A competency-based 3-year program, the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program helps students master the skills required to enter a variety of educational career paths.

Graduates are able to design and develop curriculum for children up to 12 years of age. By consolidating a personal philosophy toward early childhood care and education, they are able to work effectively with co-workers in implementing developmental activities and become strong advocates for children and families. Additionally graduates will communicate effectively in English and adequately in French.

The ECCE program offers more than 500 child contact hours with various age groups from birth to 12 years of age. Practical fieldwork experience is a component in every semester.

Co-op Work Term
A key feature of this program is the co-op component, where qualified students are eligible to be placed in paid summer work terms after completing their first year (two semesters) and second year (four semesters) of study. Access to a professional setting provides students with practical, real-life work experience, greatly improving their ability to secure employment in their field after graduation. Visit the Co-op section for more information.

For more information please contact:
Laura Massie (Department/Fieldwork Coordinator)
(819)778.2270 ext. 2700