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.

Fieldwork:
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)
lmassie@cegep-heritage.qc.ca
(819)778.2270 ext. 2700