Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (ECEO)
Ontario College Diploma | 5 semesters | Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Educational Training Institute, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Delivered in partnership with the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute in Thunder Bay, this program is culturally-relevant and specific to Aboriginal communities. It provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe, stimulating early learning environment for children. The social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of the child is examined through academic studies in a blended delivery model that consists of 14 days of on-campus sessions two times per semester, as well as independent study.
You will complete field placement experiences in early childhood education settings in Thunder Bay as well as community placement hours in the your home community.
Upon successful completion of the program, you can apply to the College of Early Childhood Educators to become a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
- 2.5 years – 5 semesters
- Hands-on experience through placements in Thunder Bay and in your home community
- Courses completed through a combination of independent study and on-campus sessions
- Grads are eligible to apply to become a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)
There will be a work placement in an early childhood centre in the first semester. In addition, there will be community placements during the remaining semesters. Students will be responsible for any expenses incurred during placement, such as transportation, meals, and accommodation.
Agencies will demand criminal record checks before granting a placement.
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Educational Training Institute, Thunder Bay, Ontario
The official Ministry name for this program is Early Childhood Education - Binoojiinyag Kinoomaadwin and this is the name that will appear on your diploma.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M) recommended
- Any grade 11 or 12 family studies (C), (U), or (M)
- computer competency in relevant areas
- Two-step TB test
- Record of up-to-date immunization and a doctor's statement, which indicates freedom from communicable diseases, is needed prior to first semester fieldwork. Students are strongly advised to obtain the above items in July or August, prior to beginning to the first semester
- First Aid Certificate prior to first field placement
- Visit to a child care facility is strongly advised
- Criminal record check is required prior to field placements
For further information, call 1-866-636-7454 or (807) 626-1891 or visit www.oshki.ca.
Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Spring 2017
Semester 4 - Fall 2017
Semester 5 - Winter 2018
|ISP 1046||Introduction to Computers||1|
|NEC 1000||Field Seminar I||1|
|NEC 1016||Nutrition Health||3|
|NEC 1017||Intro. to Early Childhood Ed.||3|
|NEC 1030||The Creative Environment||3|
|NEC 1102||Child Growth Development I||3|
|The following General Education Course||3|
|Introduction To Psychology I||3|
|ENG 1002||College Communication||3|
|NEC 1001||Field Seminar II||1|
|NEC 1020||Curriculum Planning I||3|
|NEC 1021||Observing and Recording||3|
|NEC 1022||Field Practicum II||6|
|NEC 1202||Child Growth Development II||3|
|NEC 1023||Child Guidance||3|
|NEC 1024||Anti-Bias Curriculum||3|
|NEC 1025||Curriculum Planning II||3|
|NEC 2103||Infant Care||3|
|One of the following General Education Courses:||3|
|Client Comm. Leadership Develop||3|
|ENG 1700||Communications II||3|
|NEC 1002||Field Seminar III||1|
|NEC 1006||Field Practicum III||4|
|NEC 1026||Curriculum Models||3|
|NEC 1027||Family Liaison||3|
|NEC 1028||Programs for School Aged Child||4|
|NEC 1003||Field Seminar IV||1|
|NEC 1014||Leadership in ECE||3|
|NEC 1018||Field Practicum IV||6|
|NEC 1019||Inclusive Theory Practice||3|
|NEC 2203||Child Abuse||3|
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $2,000 for first year. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Career opportunities involve a variety of age groups including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children. Many early childhood educators are also employed in programs for children with exceptionalities.
Graduates may find employment as:
- Educators and supervisors in child care centres and nursery schools
- A Registered ECE in Early Learning Kindergarten classrooms in public and private schools
- Licensed home child care providers
- Parental supports
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.