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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

Algonquin College

Introduction

Early Childhood Education (Perth)

The two-year Early Childhood Education Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, prepares you to become an educator of children in a variety of early learning settings. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with families and other professionals to support children`s learning and development.

This program provides you with the ability to create, implement and assess play-based curricula while building stimulating child-centred environments.

Benefit from both theoretical and hands-on learning opportunities. You have three field placements during the program that focus on children from birth to age 12. These real-world experiences allow you to integrate theory with professional practice in early learning programs.

You assist in providing guidance to children while planning, implementing and evaluating programs. Through your placements, you gain valuable hands-on skills and experience to help you understand the diverse roles, settings and responsibilities of an Early Childhood Educator.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Registration with the CECE is required to be eligible to work as an Early Childhood Educator in Ontario.

Campus Features

Residence, homestay or places to rent, there are accommodations options to suit your lifestyle and needs. To make the most of your time at Algonquin College, choose living arrangements that fit your lifestyle, comfort level and budget. We recommend that you confirm your living arrangements before arriving in Ottawa to start your program.

Student Residence

Residence offers everything you need for a smooth transition to college life. You’ll find new friends, events, recreation facilities, and social activities. Our residence in Ottawa has 525 two-bedroom suites that can accommodate 1,050 students. Each suite features two separate, fully-furnished bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a shared kitchenette. Ottawa Residence Includes:
• Internet service
• Telephone service
• Cable TV
• Utilities
• Light housekeeping
• 24-hour security services
• Controlled-access entry
• Laundry facilities
• Fitness facility
• Lounge spaces (sports lounge, movie lounge, study rooms)
• Barrier-free rooms

Homestay

You may prefer to live with a Canadian family in a homestay situation in order to learn about Canadian culture first-hand. You’ll be provided with your own private room, internet access, and your choice of meal plans. It’s a great way to improve your English skills in a supportive environment. Algonquin’s homestay program is managed in partnership with Canada Homestay Network.

Off-Campus Housing

You may choose to get your own place, either on your own or with roommates. On average, apartments in Ottawa tend to cost $1,200-$1,400/month + utilities + food + living expenses. If you share a house with multiple roommates, those costs will be lower. You can make your own arrangements by visiting the Students’ Association Housing Board.

    Why study at Algonquin College

    Canada ranked #1 study abroad country

    Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

    Student services & facilities

    Students should connect with the Algonquin College Students’ Association (SA) for more information on the clubs and events on campus. Algonquin’s many clubs can open the door to student life by giving you the chance to collaborate and create a unique community experience. From sports and politics, to gaming and culture, there is often a club that can meet your needs.

    As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours. You can tour Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences while outdoor spaces offer a wide range of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement.

    Students should connect with the Algonquin College Students’ Association (SA) for more information on the clubs and events on campus. Algonquin’s many clubs can open the door to student life by giving you the chance to collaborate and create a unique community experience. From sports and politics, to gaming and culture, there is often a club that can meet your needs.

    As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours. You can tour Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences while outdoor spaces offer a wide range of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement.

    Algonquin College is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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    Locations

    • Perth

      7 Craig St, K7H 1X7, Perth

    • Pembroke

      Pembroke, Canada

    • Mississauga

      Mississauga, Canada

    • Ottawa

      1385 Woodroffe Avenue, K2G 1V8, Ottawa

    Programs

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