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Bachelor (Early Childhood Leadership)

 2 years
 full time
 honours & online

Field of Study

$ 12,870 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • George Brown College offers a bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership with a duration of 2 years (4 semesters).
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership (Fast-Track) is a two-year program designed for those with an Early Childhood Education diploma wishing to pursue a degree in early childhood leadership.
  • This program will prepare students to become a progressive leader in this complex and evolving sector.
  • Prior to completing the degree, students will have the opportunity to conduct research that will ultimately support the final thesis.
  • Field placement is offered in each year of the program with the longest being a 14-week full-time internship that takes place between Semesters 6 and 7.
  • Graduates will be prepared to guide and lead curriculum and pedagogy in a variety of Ontario’s early childhood settings such as:
    • child care centres
    • family drop-in programs
    • early intervention services
    • family support programs
  • Graduates of this degree program will have the knowledge and practice base to influence pedagogy and curriculum.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 19:1.
  • This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.
  • George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities.
  • The average salary of this program goes upto 39,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration2 years
Fees$ 28,644 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete an Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma course.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.33 is required to get admission in this program.
  • Completion of three (3) George Brown College Continuing Education bridge courses that must be completed by mid-August with a minimum grade of B- (B minus).
  • A Liberal Studies course must also be completed prior to completing Year 3 of the program.

Work Experience Eligibility: 

  • Students hold an Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma course with a minimum 3 years related work experience in ECE (resume and reference letters required).
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 14 weeks of full-time work experience.
  • Equivalence of no less than 420 hours of verifiable work experience.
  • Work Experience offers students the opportunity to:
    • Explore career interests to help determine the type of jobs to pursue after graduation
    • Gain practical knowledge about various workplace environments, expectations, behaviors, and ethics
    • Gain relevant work experience and contacts to help secure a full-time job in the relevant field
    • Develop essential employability skills


  • Be 19 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in-country.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria

  • Students must be graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college).
  • Minimum 5 major subjects in 12th Grade, including English, with an average of 65% and no course less than 60%.
  • If Math was not taken in 12th Grade, Mathematics from Grade 10 or 11 (or from any post-secondary courses taken) may be considered if the grade is at 70% or higher.
  • For some degree programs, minimum grades in Grade 12 Science courses are also required.
  • Students have to submit the All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) or Year 10+2 State Board certificate.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.

Application Deadline

Mar 31

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$12870$12870
Books and supplies$900$900
Health insurance$552$552
Total fees$14322$14322

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living expenses$ 7,740

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

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VISA & Work Study


  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
  • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
  • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career oppertunities are:

  • Preschool Teache
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Home-Based Service Provider
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Consultant

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