Early Childhood Education

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Program description - September 2022

This two-year diploma program prepares students for professional practice in the field of early learning and child care. 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.Conestoga also offers a degree program related to the early childhood field.

 

Note:

  • The January intake offers the opportunity for accelerated completion. The program is delivered in four consecutive semesters.
  • Successfully completing the Human Services Foundations program prior to applying to the Early Childhood Education diploma program is an opportunity to obtain a year of personal growth and education that may contribute to success in this career-focused program.

Program details

Code: 0003
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2022
Campus: Brantford
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 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
$13350.00
Ancillary Fees
$1448.00
$2728.00
Total Fees
$4144.00
$16078.00

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Brantford U-pass - $52.50
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $111.00 -
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
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 $2263.50 $1880.50
Year Total   $4144.00

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International fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00 $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Brantford U-pass - $52.50
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $111.00 -
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
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 $8495.50 $7582.50
Year Total   $16078.00

Returning student tuition & fees

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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 2022 - Brantford

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