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Early childhood education jobs are fun and rewarding. CDI College’s Early Childhood Education – JEE.13 program will prepare you for a career working with children.

The program covers child development, relationships, activities and lesson plans. Students will be taught to organize fine arts, expressive arts, health and safety, storytelling, and self-esteem building lessons for small children. Interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and stress and time management skill are also developed.

Students gain hands-on experience through a practicum. Graduates of this program will be qualified for roles in daycares or may seek work in other child-oriented service centres.

Program Objectives

CDI College’s Early Childhood Education – JEE.13 program allows students to:

  • plan and organize activities for pre-school and school-age children (0-12 years of age in Canada);
  • provide care and guidance to children under the supervision of certified early childhood educators;
  • lead children in activities that promote their intellectual, physical and emotional growth; and
  • stimulate psychomotor, emotional, language, social, and moral development while preparing children for life in society.



  • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Successful admission test
  • Criminal Reference Check



  • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)


Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)


A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:

  • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
  • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
  • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
  • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.

This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
This program is offered in English or French.
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