Great student experiences make a difference. It’s a great time to be at Seneca. Seneca’s campuses are located in Toronto, York Region and Reference work on early childhood education. The proof is in our graduates.
Seneca is at the forefront of providing student-focused teaching and learning that is redefining how people think about postsecondary education. As a student in this program, you’ll learn about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children. You’ll also learn the skills and knowledge necessary for planning and carrying out programming which optimizes individual development of young children. Your studies will blend theory about childhood development with a hands-on application of those principles. You’ll explore child development theory and apply it to programming for infant, toddler, preschool and school-aged children. As part of the program, you’ll also study developmental theory and practice for children with special needs, as well as an overview of relevant communications theory and philosophy. Seneca’s two lab schools are model child care centres that provide you with opportunities for observation and programming.
Field placement is central to the learning experience, so you will be placed in the field for two days each week. Graduates of the ECE program will meet the education requirement for registration. For more information, please visit college-ece. As an Early Childhood Educator, you’ll be prepared for a fulfilling career working with children from infancy to 12 years. Your career may include employment in child care centres, after-school programs, nursery schools, parent co-operative centres, private home child care, some centres for children with special needs and in a kindergarten in the elementary school system.