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Early Childhood Education

Students learn the skills and knowledge needed to teach, care for,
and promote the development of young children in a variety of
settings, including preschools, daycares, and kindergartens.



This program prepares students for careers working with young children, in a variety of educational and care settings such as preschools, kindergartens, and daycares. Students learn about child development, child psychology, and early childhood education theories and methods, as well as practical skills such as lesson planning, curriculum development, and classroom management.

The program covers topics such as child health and safety, family and community partnerships, and cultural diversity and includes practical experiences such as fieldwork, practicums, and student teaching.

Program code JEE.OK
Type of diploma Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS)
Program category 300 – Human techniques
Units to be completed for the diploma 41.33
Total duration 5 sessions
Total time to complete the diploma 1260 hours
Number of internships offered 2
Duration of internship
    135 hours = internship 1
    240 hours = internship 2

About the program:

  • Full-time
  • Limited capacity
  • Offered at both campuses
  • This program is offered in English and French.
  • Mandatory internship in a company


Program objectives:

he objective of the program is to teach students the physical, material and pedagogical management of a child care facility. Graduates will be able to ensure safety and assess the needs of the child. They will be able to maintain a work climate that is conducive to the evolution and development of the child on several levels (psychological, educational, psychomotor, cognitive, language, social, emotional and moral). They will know how to work in partnership with their colleagues, parents and partners in the community.


According to government regulations, educators must be certified in first aid.

Strengths of the program:

Upon graduation, students will be able to manage the physical, material and pedagogical organization of the child care center. They will be able to provide interventions related to the overall development, integration, basic care, safety and well-being of the child. They would also be able to manage human and financial resources.

Students who complete this diploma will be able to work for early childhood centers, daycares, family child care and school-based child care.

To learn more about the application process, please go to the admissions tab for more information.

Content Description:

The Childhood Education Technology program consists of 41.33 total units, spread over five terms. During the course of the program, the student must complete 885 hours of theory and 375 hours of practical courses, for a total of 1,260 hours. In order to graduate, the student must complete all of the courses listed below.


List of required courses:

Course Code Course Name Duration (hours)
322-724-RL Professional Communication 60
322-703-RL The Education Profession 45
322-704-RL Global Development of the Child 0-5 Years 60
322-843-RL Educational Intentions 45
322-714-RL Child observation 60
322-713-RL Child care safety 45
322-773-RL Meaningful relationships with children 45
350-714-RL Comprehensive development of children ages 5-12 60
322-793-RL Child health 45
322-823-RL Child autonomy 45
322-709-RL Practicum 1 – Introduction 135
322-734-RL Educational Interventions for Children Ages 0-2 60
322-803-RL Healthy Eating 45
322-824-RL Behavioral Interventions 60
322-813-RL Special Needs of the Child 45
322-833-RL Professional Partnership 45
322-744-RL Educational interventions for children ages 2-5 years 60
322-754-RL Educational Interventions with Children Ages 5-12 60
322-70F-RL Internship 2 – Integration 240
Total 1260

Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education (MES), the college is recognized as a college-level technical institution - Permit 693550
Accredited by the Ministry of Education, Collège Canada inc. is recognized as a private educational institution at vocational training level - Permit 660500


Canada College Inc. is founded on the principles of academic excellence, professional support and student success. It accompanies its students in their process of development and integration into Quebec and Canadian society.


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