Overview

The education and early years landscape is rapidly evolving and requires successful and passionate leaders. Begin your journey with the innovative Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program.

This four-year early childhood education degree program will prepare you with a solid foundation in child development, pedagogy, human relationships, curriculum development, and leadership skills. You will participate in applied learning, case studies, research and field placements in the community. All this culminates in one fourteen week-internship before your final year of studies, followed by your final year capstone research project. Your studies and experiences in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education program will provide you not only with your Bachelor's in child development but also with the necessary skill set to graduate and move forward into various leadership roles.

After graduation:

Your journey may take you to further studies in the Bachelor of Education – Teacher College or a Master of Education. Or you may choose to work and lead as a Registered Early Childhood Educator or other supervisory/leadership positions within education and social service agencies. Whatever role of leadership you choose, the early childhood education degree program will help you make a difference in the lives of young children!

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream with:

  • Grade 12 English (U)
    (Note: minimum final grade required is 65)
  • Mathematics ONE OF:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
      OR
    • Any Grade 12 Science (U) or (M)
  • Plus four additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses; *applicants applying with Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) or Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) must have five additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
  • A final minimum average of 65.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above
    OR
    Post-Secondary Standing** (if applicable)

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 65, with test results within the last two years.
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years.
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 Raising Healthy Children (O)
  • Grade 11 Working with Infants and Young Children (C)
  • Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society (U)
  • Grade 12 Families in Canada (C) or (U)
  • Grade 12 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (M)

Advanced Standing

  • Advanced standing will be considered on a case by case situation based on the previous area of study.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.
  4. Achievement in Post-Secondary Studies** (if applicable).

Note:

**Applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university or other post-secondary institutions and are applying to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program are considered on the basis of their post-secondary standing. Specifically, applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% on the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants with less than ten full credit courses must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% on all courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants applying from a community college must have successfully completed a diploma program with an overall GPA of 2.5 in the completed program. In addition, all students applying from university or college must have completed the pre-requisite courses in English, Mathematics and/or Science, as stated in the Admission Requirements.

Post-Admission Requirements

The following items are applicable to the program and are time-sensitive. Please refer to www.fanshawec.ca/preplacement for important information about preparing for placement by the due date.

  • Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate (Level "C" CPR)
  • Evidence of Good Health
  • Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database
  • Placement Agreement

Career Opportunities

This Honours Early Childhood Leadership (ECL) baccalaureate prepares graduates to guide and lead curriculum and pedagogy in Ontario's early childhood settings, other family support programs, and early intervention services. The goal of the program is to prepare childhood professionals with program leadership capacity to move into supervisory/director positions in a full range of early childhood programs and/or to further their studies in graduate programs such as the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education programs.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
Duration
4 years
Full-time
Price
7,591 CAD
Canadian Tuition Fee: $3,121.06 International Tuition Fee: $7,591.00
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