laura's life plan

next steps: Early Childhood Education Degree

Humber College

Humber College: Toronto, Ontario

Tuition: $3,837.78 per year

Program Length: 2 years (co-op option too)

Program Structure: 4 semesters over 2 years, and each semester has field placements.


  • High school diploma, Gr. 12 English plus 3 more grade 11 or 12 college level courses

Program Description

  • how children learn
  • the importance of responsive relationships
  • how to create responsive inclusive play-based learning environments and natural play spaces for children, families and the community
  • human development
  • observation and reflection, and the preparation of pedagogical documentation by children, families and the community
  • social justice, advocacy, leadership and the role of the ECE professional
  • the importance of collaborating with relevant community agencies
  • how ministry and government legislation and guidelines inform practice.

Loyalist College

Loyalist College: Belleville, Ontario

Tuition: $3,992 per year

Residence Cost: $5, 850 per year

Meal Plan Cost: $2,390 per year

Program Length: 2 years (with co-op option)

Program Structure: 4 semesters over 2 years


  • High school diploma, Grade 12 English, Criminal reference check, Vulnerable persons check, Standard first aid, Level C CPR certification

Program Description

  • combining theory with practice - design and implement curriculum to meet the diverse learning needs of children at different stages , learning emphasizes inclusive practices supported by current research.
  • Develop reflective practitioner skills with one on one faculty mentoring.
  • Develop authentic relationships with children while you put theory into practice.
  • Get a range of experience in childcare centers, kindergartens and school- age community programs.

Sheridan College

Sheridan College: Oakviile, Ontario.

Tuition: $4,246 per year

Program Length: 2 years (with co-op option and part-time study option)

Program Structure: 4 semesters over 2 years


  • High school diploma, Grade 12 English, criminal reference check, immunization records - Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mums, Rubella, TB skin tests.

Program Description

  • Best practices for supporting young children's learning and development.
  • Current issues and theories of child development.
  • Roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator.
  • Curriculum theory and approaches.
  • Programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children.
  • You'll have the chance to transfer your learning into practice by completing three different field placement experiences at Sheridan's highly acclaimed childcare centres, full day kindergarten classrooms or other early learning settings. There's even an opportunity for international placements which may include Hong Kong, Grenada and St. Vincent.

Career Opportunities

This education would give me a career as an ECE teacher. I could work in a child care centre, an early years centre, a full-day kindergarden program in a school, as an in-home daycare provider, in a before and after school program or at a hotel or resort or cruise ship in the child camp / babysitting program.