The Early Childhood Care and Education program is grounded in a theoretical understanding of early childhood development. You will learn how to design and implement a curriculum that inspires young minds, helps children develop socially, emotionally, and physically, and promotes inclusiveness. You will discover how much work goes into creating child’s play—and experience the joy that comes with it!
Part of your training will be in the early learning centre located on our Prince of Wales Campus.
You will study the historical roots of child care, education, growth and development, and the connections between these factors. You will develop an understanding of relationships and how play and the learning environment contribute significantly to a child’s development. Through study and practical application, you will experience the thrill of making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Take a virtual tour.
This program has degree pathways and articulation agreements, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For more information, visit the Degree Pathways page.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
||Details of Agreement
|Brock University, St. Catherines Ontario
||Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
||Graduates with a 70% average can complete a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree in apprioximately two and a half years.
|Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.
||Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Studies
||Graduates can complete a Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study) with only two years of additional study.
|University of New Brunswick - Fredericton,
||Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Education
||Graduates with a minimum of 70% in all their program courses gain entry into third year of the Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Education program.
|University of New Brunswick - Saint John, Saint John, N.B.
||Bachelor of Applied Management
||Graduates with a 70% average receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.