Early Childhood Ed Dip GBC
George Brown College, Canada
About This Program
If you are currently living in Toronto and wish to be eligible for entrance to Ontario’s College of Early Childhood Educators, then this program is for you.
The two-year Early Childhood Education diploma program of George Brown College is unusual as it alternates between weeks of classroom theory and field practice. These placements will help develop useful skills needed to work with children from 6 weeks (infants), toddlers, preschool and school-aged children up to 12 years of age and in a variety of early childhood education settings.
You need not go far for the field practice sessions since George Brown College owns and operates 12 child care centres located across the Greater Toronto Area. You will then have access to these lab schools/facilities that reflect the best practices considered essential by the college to provide valuable services to the families and communities that you will eventually serve.
This Early Childhood Education Diploma program is offered at the George Brown campus at Ryerson University.
Field placement is a requirement for this program. Each semester is divided in 7-week blocks.
After completing this 2-year diploma program, you may find employment in:
Future study options for graduates of the Early Childhood Education program.
If you graduate from this program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, you may apply to complete the bridge courses to enter into the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program of George Brown College.
Other institutions will also give you some credit towards their degree programs if you wish to study elsewhere.
By the time you graduate, you will gain skills and have demonstrated the ability to:
Course Code : C100
College : School of Early Childhood
Duration : 2 years or 4 semesters or 18 months continuous with summer classes (January start)
Qualifications Level : Ontario College Diploma
All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD).
Take note of the following:
Accommodation for International Students at George Brown College
Toronto has a large housing and rental market that offers numerous accommodation options for students. George Brown College however, does not arrange non-homestay accommodation for students. Estimated costs for privately arranged accommodation may range from $500-$1200 per month, depending on individual living situation and location.
George Brown College's free Housing Services offer support in helping students find off-campus housing. This will be an advantage for you as it generally takes about 2-3 weeks to find an apartment in Toronto. Apartment listings usually go up 1-2 months previous to their availability so if you’re looking to move beginning of September it is usually good to start looking in July.
Housing Cost (your choice):
If you would rather live in the residence of the college, you should sign up early. The George, as the building is known, has the flexibility of 8 month- (Fall/Winter) and 4 Month- (Summer) agreements. Units are 2-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette and 3-piece bathroom with Wi-Fi, phone, and cable television.
As costs are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the administration of George Brown College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, and health.
Intake Dates :
There are two intake dates every year:
IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:
It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants. Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application. So make sure you apply early!
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of George Brown College as listed:
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