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Early Childhood Education, Fanshawe

Early Childhood Education,Fanshawe

Overview - 2017/2018

If shaping and nurturing the young minds of the future while enjoying a satisfying and in-demand career interests you, Fanshawe's Early Childhood Education program will give you the skills and the hands-on experience to get you on your way.

This unique program blends theory and coursework with real experience in the field, so you'll graduate with all of the skills necessary to begin your career. You'll develop your knowledge and professional skills in child development. You'll learn about your valuable and specialized role in the community, the importance of play in children's learning, the family involvement, and curriculum design and implementation.

When you graduate, you'll have a diverse and dynamic set of skills for the always evolving world of childhood education. You'll be qualified to work in a variety of jobs including child care centres, early learning and family centres, Best Start programs, before and after school programs and with school boards.

At the end of the day, a child's education is only as effective as their educator. The Early Childhood Education program will allow you to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of children.

Admission Requirements - 2017/2018

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), 
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: 

- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) 


Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 


Human Services Foundation Ontario College Certificate AND:

-standing in the required course stated above 


Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) 


Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

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 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

• Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years 

• An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% 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 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% 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)

Recommended Personal Preparation

• Students should develop leadership experience in schools, churches, community and special activity interests appropriate to preparation for this field

• Knowledge of and interest in this field plus good writing skills

• Visitation to or experience in early childhood settings for observation purposes is highly recommended 

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


• Admission to the Fanshawe College Human Services Foundation program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Early Childhood Education program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Human Services Foundation program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Early Childhood Education program.  The Human Services Foundation program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Early Childhood Education program.

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


Early Childhood Education-2017/2018

Level 1Credits

Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

WRIT-1044Reason & Writ 1 for Human Services3

ECED-1084Foundations of ECE3

ECED-1003Emotional Development & Early Relations3

ECED-1074Child Development: Intro3

PSYC-1101Interpersonal Development3

FLDP-1021Field Orientation2.4

Level 2Credits

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

COMM-3072Communications for Human Services3

ECED-1075Child Development: 0-3 Years3

FLDP-1022Field Practicum 0-3 Years4.4

ECED-1076Curriculum & Pedagogy: 0-3 Years3

ECED-1005Health Safety & Nutrition in ECE2

ECED-3022Partnerships with Families3

FLDP-1024Field Seminar: 0-3 Years1

Level 3Credits

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

ECED-3003Educational Perspectives2

ECED-3037Inclusive Practice3

FLDP-3023Field Practicum 3-6 Years4.4

ECED-3038Child Development: 3-6 Years3

ECED-3042Curriculum & Pedagogy: 3-6 Years3

ECED-1053Promoting Pro-Social Behaviour3

FLDP-3027Field Seminar: 3-6 Years1

Level 4Credits

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

ECED-3039Child Development: 6-12 Years2

ECED-3041Understanding Child Abuse & Neglect3

ECED-3040Professionalism, Ethics & Advocacy3

ECED-3044Best Practices: Reflective Practitioner3

SOCI-3003Canadian Families:Change & Diversity3

FLDP-3024Field Practicum 0-12 Years4.4

Careers - 2017/2018

Career Opportunities

Graduates find employment in a variety of early childhood settings: nursery schools and child care centres, pre-kindergartens and kindergartens, community, social and family centres, hospital playrooms, centres or programs for children with exceptionalities.


Learn & Earn in Canada!!!

• Earn and gain practical experience by working part-time after by day 1

• Pathway for 3* Years of Open Work Permit.

• Prospects of applying for Permanent Residence visa are much higher in Canada.

• Earn minimum of $11CAD/hr as per the minimum wages set.

For Further Details Contact us on 022 22633400/02/04/05