Are you a graduate of an early childhood education program in Canada (outside of Ontario)?

​​If you are a graduate of a program on the Approved Post Secondary Program list the following application documents* apply to you:

Application Guide – Standard

Application Form -  for graduates of OCAATs and Approved Post Secondary Programs in Early Childhood Education 


 

 * The College of Early Childhood Educators provides information and communication in an accessible manner when requested. If you require an accessible format and/or communication support, please contact a College staff member or the College at 1-888-961-8558/info@college-ece.ca.​​​

 

The College approves the following Canadian programs from outside of Ontario:

Canada (Outside of Ontario) Programs

Alberta

Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Grande Prairie Regional College​ Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development​

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma
1971 - ​2007

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2006 -
Grant MacEwan University

Formerly known as Grant MacEwan Community College​ and Grant MacEwan College
Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development​

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma
1971 - ​2006


2006 -
Medicine Hat College​ Early Learning and Child Care Diploma (formerly Early Childhood Development Diploma)
​2007 -
Mount Royal University

Formerly known as Mount Royal College

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma (formerly ​Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development)
Red Deer College​ Early Learning and Child Care Diploma (formerly Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development)​ ​1981 -
University of Alberta​ Bachelor of Education (specialization in Early Childhood Education)​
​University of Calgary Bachelor of Education (specialization in Early Childhood Education)​
  

British Columbia

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Camosun College​ Early Learning and Care Diploma
(formerly Early Childhood Care and Education)
Capilano University 

Formerly Capilano College
Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma

Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education​
College of the Rockies

Formerly known as East Kootenay Community College
Early Childhood Education Diploma​
Douglas College​ ​Early Childhood Education Diploma
Langara College​ ​Early Childhood Education Diploma with Infant and Toddler Practicum

Early Childhood Education Diploma with Early Childhood Education: Special Education Post Basic Citation
Langley College​ ​Early Childhood Education Diploma
North Island College

Formerly known as North Island Community College​
Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma
Northern Lights College​ ​Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
​Northwest Community College ​Early Childhood Education Diploma
Okanagan College​ ​Early Childhood Education Diploma
Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute Inc.​ ​Early Childhood Education Diploma
Thompson Rivers University

Formerly Cariboo College and Cariboo University College​
Early Childhood Diploma with Special Needs Post-Diploma Certificate

Early Childhood Diploma with Infant Toddler Post-Diploma Certificate​
University of the Fraser Valley

Formerly known as University College of the Fraser Valley and Fraser Valley College
Early Childhood Education Diploma Infancy Specialty

Early Childhood Education Diploma Special Needs Specialty​
Vancouver Island University

Formerly known as Malaspina University College​
Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care​
University of Victoria​ Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care​
 

 

 

Manitoba 

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Assiniboine Community College​ Diploma in Early Childhood Education

(Formerly known as Diploma of Child Care Services)
Note: program name change occurred in 1989
Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Ecole Technique et Professionnelle​ Diplôme d'éducation en services de garde

Diplôme en Techniques d'animation en garderie​


1989 - ​
Keewatin Community College​ Diploma in Early Childhood Education
(Formerly known as Diploma of Child Care Services)
Note: program name change occurred in 1989
Red River College​ Diploma in Early Childhood Education​ ​19​75 -
University of Manitoba​ Bachelor of Education with 1 year Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Human Ecology (major in Child Studies)​
1976 - 1987 (to and including 1987)​

To and including 2001
​University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Studies
[Note: this program is only approved to and including 1990]1
 

Footnote: 

 

1After 1990, this program was only granted Child Care Worker 1 status

 

 

 

New Brunswick

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and / or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Université de Moncton​ Baccalauréat en éducation préscolaire et élémentaire​ 1973 - ​
University of New Brunswick​ Bachelor of Education with Early Childhood Education major​ 1970 - ​
 
 

Newfoundland and Labrador

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
College of the North Atlantic

Formerly known as the Westviking College of Applied Arts and Technology,
Formerly known as the Fisher Institute of Applied Arts and The Western College​
Diploma in Applied Arts in Early Childhood Education​ 1988 - ​
Cabot Institute of Applied Arts and Technology​ ​Diploma in Applied Arts in Early Childhood Education 1986 - ​
Memorial University of Newfoundland​ ​Masters Degree in either Curriculum and Development or Specialization in Early Childhood
  

Northwest Territories

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Nunavut Arctic College​ ​Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 

Nova Scotia 

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Jane Norman College (formerly known as the Institute for ECE and Developmental Services the Institute for Child Studies the Nova Scotia Teachers College and the Froebel Institute for ECE, Institute for Human Services Education) Child Development Services Associate Certificate Level IV


Diploma in Child Development Services

Diploma In Early Childhood Education​
1976 - 1990 (to and including 1990)

1991 -

1992 - ​
Mount St. Vincent University​ Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child and Youth Study, since 1992
Formerly known as Bachelor of Child Study​
1978 - ​
  

Prince Edward Island

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Holland College​ ​Early Childhood Education Diploma
  

Quebec 

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Cégep de Baie-Comeau​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diplôme d’études collégiales en techniques d’éducation en services de garde​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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Cégep de Granby
Formerly known as Cégep de Granby-Haute-Yamaska​
Cégep régional de Lanaudière​ à Joliette
Cégep de Jonquière​
Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles​
Cégep de La Pocatière​
​Cégep​ de Thetford
Formerly known as Cégep de la Région de l'Amiante
Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue​
Cégep de l'Outaouais​
Cégep de Matane​
Cégep de Rimouski​
Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup​
Cégep de Sainte-Foy​
Cégep de Saint-Félicien​
Cégep de Saint-Jérôme​
Cégep de Sept-Îles​
Cégep de Sherbrooke​
Cégep de Sorel-Tracy​
Cégep de Valleyfield​
Cégep de Vieux-Montréal​
Cégep Édouard-Montpetit​
Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu​
​Collège​ Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF)
Collège Laflèche
Collège Marie-Victorin​
Collège Shawinigan

Formerly known as Cégep Shawinigan

 
Heritage College​ Diploma of College Studies (specialization in Early Childhood Care/Education)​ 1987 - ​
Vanier College​ Diploma of College Studies (specialization in Early Childhood Care/Education) (Techniques d'éducation en services de garde)​ 1976 - ​
Concordia University​ Bachelor of Arts (major in Child Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (specialization in Early Childhood Education)

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education​


1971 - ​
Université de Montréal​ B.Sc. avec majeure en éducation et mineure en éducation préscolaire et enseignement primaire​ 1987 - ​
Université du Québec​ B.Ed. au préscolaire et d'enseignement au primaire​
Université de Sherbrooke​ B.A. en enseignement au préscolaire et au primaire​
  

Saskatchewan

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program Program Date(s)​
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Formerly known as Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (Kelsey and Woodland Campuses)​
Diploma in Early Childhood Development​ 1987 - ​
  

Yukon 

 
Educational Institution​ ​Name and/or Description of Program ​Program Date(s)
Yukon College​ ​Diploma in Early Childhood Development ​1989 -
 

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*The College’s approval of these programs is subject to change without notice. 

 

Please note: Applications that are incomplete or are missing required documentation will result in delays. Please double check your application before mailing it to the College to ensure your application is completed in full. Depending on your educational background, additional documentation may be required from you.


 

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Application processing times can vary depending on the complexity and completeness of the application. For a typical application that has been completed in full and includes all required documentation, processing time is usually between four to six weeks.  For applications requiring an individual assessment, the processing time is usually between four to 12 weeks.

 

 

 

 
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