Early Childhood Education Fast Track (ECE)

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Financial support is available to eligible applicants in the form of an education grant, travel grant, and training allowance.

Applications for financial support for the winter 2023 term will be accepted starting Monday, November 28, 2022. Apply online at ecegrants.on.ca.

Program description - September 2023

The Early Childhood Education Fast Track program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to work with young children in the area of early learning and care. In this diploma program, graduates of university programs will build on their existing knowledge and experience in order to develop skills and knowledge necessary to work as early childhood educators. Through interactive classroom learning and work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences, students will develop skills that will enable them to work in collaboration with families, colleagues and communities for the purpose of designing, implementing and evaluating inclusive play-based early learning programs. Building on a thorough understanding of child development and principles of responsive practice, students will work in partnership with college-operated child development centres, kindergarten classrooms, licensed early learning and care programs and community agencies in order to integrate classroom theory and practice in meaningful and engaging ways.Note: The Fast Track version of the Early Childhood Education diploma program is designed to be completed in two plus academic semesters (9 consecutive months) of full-time study.

Program details

Code: 00031
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September 2023
Campus: Brantford
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13750.00
Ancillary Fees
$1596.80
$2876.80
Total Fees
$4292.80
$16626.80

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $54.40 $54.40
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $112.00 -
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2402.40 $1890.40
Year Total   $4292.80

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International fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
International Program Tuition $6875.00 $6875.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $54.40 $54.40
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $112.00 -
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8834.40 $7792.40
Year Total   $16626.80

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

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Delivery sequence - September 2023 - Brantford

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