Early Childhood Education

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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma program equips students with skills and knowledge in child development through mental, physical, social, and emotional fostering. Students will learn to nurture a child?s growth and learning by applying theories through a hands-on approach. In addition, the ECE program focuses on building skills in developing program and curriculum that promote positive development for a child. With New Brunswick-specific courses to satisfy details of the provincial framework, graduates of the program can attain meaningful careers in the ECE field and make a positive difference in the lives of children in their communities.|As an ECE graduate, you can find employment in healthcare, social assistance, recreational, educational, or service organizations. You may qualify for various positions such as Childcare Worker Assistant, Childcare Worker (Daycare), Daycare Helper, Daycare Supervisor, Daycare Teacher, Daycare Worker, Early Childhood Assistant, Early Childhood Education Worker, Early Childhood Educator, Early Childhood Educator Assistant, and Early Childhood Supervisor.

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Nova Scotia


Eastern College

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Program Duration

61 Weeks

Program Intakes
Class Type

In Person, Virtual



Program Details
Does childhood development pique your interest? Do you feel fulfilled when you make an impact on someone by imparting valuable knowledge? If so, then the Early Childhood Education program can steer your career into this gratifying field.
The ECE program will teach you the foundations of the discipline ? from your role and responsibilities as an educator to the applicable legislative and curricular frameworks needed in early learning settings. You will then learn the different fundamentals of child development, the psychology of early learning, and the proper manner of teaching various subjects to young children such as math, science, music, health, and literature. Enhance your competency with special topics related to observation and assessment of children?s learning, child abuse prevention and intervention, professional wellness and development, building family-centered partnerships, and dealing with exceptional children.
Students of this program will receive:
Microsoft Office Suite training
First Aid and Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) ? Level C certifications
8-week internship
Diploma upon program completion

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