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Careers may be found as Early Childhood Educators working with children in licensed child care centres, nursery schools, after-school programs, private home child care and Head Start programs.

Program Information

Campus: OSHKI
Credential Awarded: Ontario College Diploma
Awarding Institution: OSHKI / Canadore College
Program Length: 5 Semesters (over 2 years - one summer semester)
Start Date: September 2018*

*start dates are subject to change

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

1. For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent including: any grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M) OR

2. For graduates of the old curriculum (OS:IS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent including: any 2 senior level English (general or advanced) OR

3. Mature Student Status - to be eligible for Mature Student status, an applicant must be a minimum of 19 years of age and successfully complete the prescribed Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT).


1. A recent Criminal Reference Check

2. An up-to-date immunization record

3. 2 step TB skin test

4. Standard First Aid/CPR Level C

5. Statement from doctor indicating freedom from communicable diseases

Applicant Selection

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the Native Early Childhood Education program delivered by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute. As part of the admissions process each applicant must submit the following: 

1. An Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Program Application Form.

2. An online or paper application to the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS).

3. Official transcript(s) from the last institution attended.

4. Proof of post-secondary sponsorship in the form of a written letter which states the name of the student, the program of study and the duration of sponsorship.

Program Description

Early Childhood Education is a five-semester diploma program delivered in partnership with the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute in Thunder Bay. It provides students 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 fourteen days of on-campus sessions two times per semester, as well as independent study. The delivery and content of the full-time ECE diploma program is culturally relevant and specific to Aboriginal communities. The ECE program offers field placement experiences in early childhood education settings in Thunder Bay as well as community placement hours in the students home community. upon successful completion of the program, graduates can apply to the College of Early Childhood Educators to become a registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the 2016-2017 academic year will be announced at a later date, due to tuition changes on a yearly basis.



ECE 111 Child Development I

ECE 118 Health, Safety and Nutrition

ECE 120 Field Placement I

ECE 125 Observation I

ECE 145 Guidance and Self-Regulation

CMM 125 College Communication I

HUM 100 Interpersonal Relations


ECE 100 Language and Literacy

ECE 156 Developmentally Appropriate Practices I: Infant Toddler Curriculum

ECE 115 Developmentally Appropriate Practises II: Preschool Curriculum

ECE 135 Child Development II

ECE 140 Field Placement II (4 Week Placement)

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology


GEN ED General Education Elective

HUM 200 Group Dynamics

ECE 227 Responsive Relationships (Parent Teacher Child)

ECE 204 Children's Science and Math

ECE 222 Creative Arts

ECE 255 Environmental Outdoor Ed

ECE 235 Developmentally Appropriate Practices III: School Age


ECE 245 Anti-Bias Curriculum

ECE 223 Field Placement III (5 Week Placement)

ECE 226 Community Advocacy

ECE 218 Administration

ECE 250 Children's Technology


ECE 212 Special Education

ECE 228 Specialty Curriculum

ECE 265 Field Placement II (5 Week Placement)

ECE 236 Kindergarden Curriculum

GEN ED General Elective

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