Early Childhood Education

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  • This program prepares students to work as Early Childhood Educators with children from the ages of 0 to 12 years old, and to foster their general development. Importantly, it also prepares graduates to communicate effectively with their families. Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to design and implement inclusive educational activities aligned with the requirements of the Quebec's Educational Program for Childcare Services adopted by the Ministère de la famille et des ainées. The interactive nature of the coursework helps students learn how to establish partnerships with parents and pertinent resources with respect to the child’s holistic development and their basic needs. 

  • Courses

    The Early Childhood Education Program consists of seventeen credit courses, for a total of 1305 hours.

    • 322-703-RL – Introduction to the Early Childhood Education Profession – 45 Hours
    • 322-713-RL – Safety in Child Care – 45 Hours
    • 322-724-RL – Professional Communication Skills – 60 Hours
    • 350-704-RL – Child Development (0 to 5 years) – 60 Hours
    • 322-843-RL – Pedagogical Approaches – 45 Hours
    • 322-714-RL – Observing Children – 60 Hours
    • 350-714-RL – Child Development (5 to 12 years) – 60 Hours
    • 322-823-RL – Autonomy in Children – 45 Hours
    • 322-773-RL – Meaningful Relationships with Children – 45 Hours
    • 322-734-RL – Educational Interventions for Infants and Toddlers (0 to 2 years) – 60 Hours
    • 322-793-RL – Child Health – 45 Hours
    • 322-709-RL – Fieldwork 1: Initiation – 135 Hours
    • 322-783-RL – Creativity in the Workplace – 45 Hours
    • 322-744-RL – Educational Interventions for Children (2 to 5 years) – 60 Hours
    • 322-813-RL – Children with Special Needs – 45 Hours
    • 322-824-RL – Guidance Interventions – 60 Hours
    • 322-754-RL – Educational Interventions for School-Aged Children(5 to 12 years) – 60 Hours
    • 322-833-RL – Professional Partnerships – 45 Hours
    • 322-803-RL – Healthy Nutrition – 45 Hours
    • 322-70F-RL – Fieldwork 2: Integration – 240 Hours

    In order to ensure that our graduates are competitive in the market place, the College reserves the right to modify portions of this program at any time.

  • Admission Requirements

    Students must have a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or a High School Leaving Certificate or have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College, as well as meet the admission criteria to an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC). Students must be functionally bilingual (French and English), particularly in their oral communication skills. Prospective candidates will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and will be interviewed prior to admission to the program to verify their qualifications. Potential candidates may be required to take an appropriate remedial course(s).

    Further details

    You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:

    • Canadian Citizen or
    • Permanent Resident or
    • Holder of a valid Student Visa

    And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:

    • A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
    • A College Diploma or a University Degree or
    • An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
    • Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.

    And you meet one of the following three conditions:

    • You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
    • You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
    • You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.

  • Cost


    Further details

    Application Fee

    All new students must pay a $30.00 application fee the first time they register for a program.  This fee is non-refundable.

    Tuition / Registration Fees

    • Part-time: Students taking less than 180 course hours per semester in a program must pay $25.00 per course ($5.00 registration fee + $20.00 auxiliary services fee).
    • Full-time Students: Students taking 180 course hours (or more) per semester in a program must pay a registration fee of $150.00 ($20.00 registration fee + $130.00 auxiliary services).

    Please Note: If your student status changes within a given semester, from full-time to part-time, or from part-time to full-time, all fees will be recalculated. You will either be charged the difference or given a refund.

    Foreign Student Fee

    • Part-time: Foreign students must pay $29.48 per course hour.
    • Full-time: Foreign students must pay $6,059.00 per semester.

    Fees for Non-Residents of Québec*

    • Part-time: Non-resident students must pay $7.36 per course hour.
    • Full-time: Non-resident students must pay $1,508.00 per semester.
    • Students who can provide the official Birth Certificate from the Province of Québec are deemed to be residents of Québec for purposes of the regulations. No further documentation is required.
    • Students born outside the Province of Québec or Canada and who have been living in Québec for the past twelve months or longer can provide a copy of their valid Québec Medicare card and, if deemed necessary by Continuing Education, a copy of their 2015 “Property Tax Bill” or 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 “Rental Leases.”
    • Also considered as Québec residents are individuals who meet other criteria that allow them to be considered as Québec residents for purposes of exemptions from the non-resident fees. The type of acceptable documents vary, and details should be requested in each case by calling the Continuing Education office at (450) 672-7364.

    *Applicants Who Were Not Born in Québec

    As of the Fall 2000 semester, the Ministry of Education requires that new students, as well as students who are returning to study after an interruption or who have changed their program of study, will have to demonstrate that they are deemed residents of Québec in order to be exempt from new fees that apply only to non-residents of Québec. These new fees are required of non-residents who take any course or courses that are fully or partially subsidized by the government of Québec. The fees for non-residents will be applied according to the following schedule.


    A parking pass, parking tickets or a $6.00 cash payment are always required to enter the parking lot at Champlain Saint-Lambert.

    *Subject to change

    Where can you purchase your parking pass?

    Students can purchase their passes in the Continuing Education office (F151) starting August 15th (sold throughout the semester as well) Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

    What to bring when purchasing a parking pass?

    In order to purchase a parking pass, please bring:

    • the car registration
    • a valid driver's license
    • know your student number

    Students may only purchase a parking pass for their own use.

    List of prices for parking (tax included)
    • Annual pass: $195
    • Fall semester: $110
    • Monthly pass: $45
    • Book of 10 tickets: $40

    Note: The green 2021-2022 Annual and Semester 2 (S2) parking passes remain valid until August 30th, 2022.

    Course Withdrawal – Credit courses

    Students can officially withdraw from credit courses within the first 20% of the course. (Example: Within the first 9 hours of a 45 hour course, 12 hours of a 60 hour course, etc.). Courses which have been dropped officially within this timeframe will not appear on the student’s transcript. Students who are registered for 180 hours of courses during a given semester hold a full-time student status. Should a student choose to withdraw from a credit course(s) and as a result of this their student status changes, all fees will be recalculated. Students will either be charged the difference or sent a refund. If, after the official withdrawal date, students stop attending courses in which they are registered, they will receive the grade cumulated at the time they stopped attending.

    Also, by withdrawing from a course(s) within your Attestation program, it may make it difficult or impossible for you to continue with your program at that time or it may delay you in the completion of your program.

    To avoid academic consequences on your permanent record (such as a failing grade for a course you did not complete), you must withdraw officially before the withdrawal deadline for each course. Requests for official withdrawals must be done in writing. The appropriate form for withdrawal is available from the Continuing Education Office (F-107). You may also send an email indicating your intentions to withdraw to