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Early Learning and Community Development (Honours) (Entry Level 05)

Algonquin College

48 months
4975 CAD/year
3382 CAD/year
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The Early Learning and Community Development (Honours) (Entry Level 05) program at the Algonquin College prepares you to work with children and families in both the community development and educational sectors and provides you with a variety of transferable skills.


There is an increasing awareness of the importance of early learning in our society. Similarly, there is an ongoing need to develop and support early learning opportunities for children and their families within a variety of settings. The early learning sector is evolving to address these changes. This program is ideal for those who want to play a role in these developments.

This Early Learning and Community Development (Honours) (Entry Level 05) program at the Algonquin College combines theory and practice, giving you the skills and knowledge you need for engaging with communities, families and children to create and implement community and school based programs that support early learning and development.

Throughout the program, you have three varied field placements within both community and school settings. These give you the chance to apply your skills to real-world settings. With field placements, applied learning and a semester-long work term, graduates are ready for employment in the community development and education sectors.

Graduates may find work in:

  • community health agencies
  • kindergartens
  • early learning programs
  • child and family centres
  • provincial government
  • non-governmental agencies addressing the needs of families and children

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Cross-Cultural Competencies
  • Community Organization
  • Nature-Based Early Learning
  • Foundations of Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Actions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
  • Mature students are applicants who have not achieved the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent and who are at least 19 years of age on or before the commencement of the program in which they intend to enroll. Mature students applying for Degree programs satisfy College Eligibility by having demonstrated academic abilities equivalent to those of Ontario high school graduates, verified by successful completion of at least one full-time term at the post-secondary level (minimum five courses taken concurrently in an academic program of study).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4975 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4975 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    3382 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3382 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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