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Diploma in Early Childhood Education Niagara College - Welland Campus Niagara College - Welland Campus, Canada

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CAD 17746

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

Do you have a passion for education and the importance of fostering development in the early years?
As an early childhood educator, you will support early learning in a wide variety of educational programs and centres.

Program Highlights:

  • Over 600 hours of practical field placement experience with course work.
  • The opportunity to graduate with three additional certificates: Hanen Learning Language and Loving It; Quality Child Care Niagara; Red Cross Anti-Bullying Certificate.
  • Diverse opportunities for employment including School Boards and Licenced Early Year environments.
  • Program meets the registration requirements for the College of Early Educators.
  • ECE international employment/field placement partnership in Thailand.
  • Dual admission agreement with Niagara University to Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 35 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025


Jan 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 85 - Score in Speaking & Writing - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 57
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • English – any Grade 12 (C) or (U), or equivalent
  • Recommended:
    • Dynamics of Human Relationships – Grade 11 (O)
    • Human Development Throughout the Lifespan – Grade 12 (C) or (U)
    • Families in Canada - College Preparation – Grade 12 (C)
    • Raising Healthy Children – Grade 11 (O)
    • Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents – Grade 12 (C)
    • Challenge and Change in Society – Grade 12 (U)
    • Related volunteer and or cooperative/work experience

6 IELTS Score
85 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

Application Fee

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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Exclusive $2,000 CAD Scholarship

  • All eligible students who apply from within Canada that hold a study permit applying for the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 term starts will be eligible to automatically receive a $2,000 scholarship applied in the first term of study after Day 10 has passed.
  • Replaces and renders void any previous entrance scholarship applications
  • Applied to an academic program and is not able to be combined with any other entrance scholarship offers through Niagara College
  • Payment of the fees indicated on students’ invoice less the scholarship amount are required to secure the seat in the program

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