Overview - 2021/2022

September intake only.

If you’ve already made the noble career choice to work in the Early Childhood Education field, and are looking to build on your current successes, Fanshawe’s Childhood Development Practitioner [Apprenticeship] program has been specifically designed for you. Available in a blended format, with some online classes and some face-to-face evening classes.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll have earned your Early Childhood Education Ontario College Certificate, where your already polished skills will be taken to a higher level. Because of the Apprenticeship component of the program, you’ll gain meaningful experiences in programs such as child development and best practices in early childhood, the early childhood educator's role and responsibilities, the importance of play in children's learning, family involvement and curriculum design and implementation. Your practicum will expose you to a wide variety of age groups and multiple organizations. You’ll have had dynamic and eclectic experiences that will make you more valuable to your current or future colleagues.

Childhood is a time of tremendous growth and learning. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep growing and learning, too.


This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


More Information - 2021/2022

Program Details

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Canadian Students

Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Sheryl Third

For registration inquiries, please contact:

Anabela Ferreira
Phone: 519-452-4430 x4513

Ontario College Certificate