Early Childhood Education Program at Centennial College


♫♪ Music ♪♫ Working as an RECE is about making a real difference in the lives of young children. For me, it’s about helping them reach their full potential, supporting their development and working in partnership with families. I’m Mark Rocamora, a Registered Early Childhood Educator at Centennial College. I’m also a proud graduate of this program. And now a parent with a child, who attends a child care centre here. What sets Centennial’s ECE program apart is the intentional integration of philosophy and practice in all aspects of the ECE 2-year diploma. We offer a comprehensive program focused on child development, relationships, guidance and curriculum opportunities that are co-created with the children. This approach to learning is the hallmark of our ECE program. And is put into daily practice in our two child care centres. Beginning in second semester, our diploma students attend classes three days per week and have two days of field placement. Faculty from our academic program often supervise students in their field placements. Providing consistency and continuity. Observation booths in our child care centres provide unique opportunities for students to observe and learn more about children and their development. Health and wellness is a priority here at Centennial and we offer courses specifically designed to teach physical, emotional and social wellbeing of children from birth through school. My experience at Centennial College has been amazing. The faculty are great mentors and I’ve learned so much from their knowledge and their experience. They’re committed to ensuring students not only progress through each semester, but they achieve their goals and become successful ECE graduates. They have played an instrumental role in my career path as an RECE. Centennial College. Your future in Early Childhood Education begins right here, right now.

7 thoughts on “Early Childhood Education Program at Centennial College”

  1. I worked with ECE's in school boards and daycare as a child and youth worker.

    majority ECE's make minimum wage . Very few ECE get into a school board to make $30+/hr. The wait list is long and the current ECE's, like teachers don't leave. You wait for them to retire for spots to open up.

    Unless this is your absolute passion, I wouldn't recommend a degree where most make minimum wage at odd hours. Most start doing after school programs, 3pm-6pm Mon-Fri. That is $45/day.

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