Early childhood education is a continuously expanding and rapidly developing field that plays an integral and essential role in the health and well-being of societies. Driven by multidisciplinary research-based practices, Early Childhood Educators support children’s learning and growth, as well as the dynamic and diverse needs of families and communities. Building on the existing Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma, students will have the option to complete an additional one year to obtain the Bachelor of Applied Arts Early Childhood Education. This applied degree is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of early learning and child care programs.
Throughout this applied degree, students will gain practical knowledge and vital hands-on experience in child development as well as planning, developing, and evaluating responsive early learning and child care programs. As students advance through the degree, they will further deepen their understanding and develop competencies in areas including program and curriculum design, supporting equity and inclusion, relationship-building, mentorship, leadership, and advocacy.