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Early Childhood Studies for Transfer Students

*Please note: this page contains new information for students studying in fall 2017 or later. If you are a current student who enrolled prior to this date click here.

NEW! Two years’ transfer credit for your ECE diploma!

“In just the last few years, we’ve seen a recognition that by investing in early childhood, we can intervene when it counts most. This recognition has produced changes in our public policies, our laws, in our classrooms and in our hospitals. The field is changing immensely. This is a remarkable time to effect change.” 

- Nikki Martyn, Program Head, Early Childhood Studies

The field of early childhood is advancing very quickly.  Shifts in policy have resulted in a new focus on the child.  New research on the brain continues to change our understanding of how children learn, grow and develop.  An understanding of the importance of early intervention and for those with the knowledge and skills to do so is emerging.

So while the landscape shifts to accommodate these latest changes, how do you keep up with a field in full swing?

Welcome to an innovative early childhood studies program that recognizes current and future developments in the field. Earn your honours degree to open up career opportunities or continue on to graduate school. Review our three study options.

What credentials will I graduate with?

Earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies, granted by the University of Guelph. Graduates will also earn a new diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber that represents new learning from our degree + diploma program.

How will this program fit my life?

We offer three study options. Choose the option that best fits you based on your transfer credentials and your preferred method of study—fully online part-time, hybrid part-time or fully on campus full-time. Full-time transfer students can graduate in 2 years.

Study Options

Fully Online, Part-time

Available to applicants with:
A two-year diploma in Early Childhood Education from a recognized Ontario college and a minimum 75% cumulative admission average.

If you have attended multiple postsecondary programs or have proof of equivalency from the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, please contact Admission Services for admission advising.

Applicants with an ECE diploma from outside Ontario can check for diploma equivalency approved by the College of Early Childhoood Educators on their website at http://www.college-ece.ca/en/Become-A-Member/Applicants-Outside-Ontario.

Transfer credit
Receive 10 transfer credits inclusive of placements, equivalent to 20 courses or 2 years of full-time study, for your ECE diploma.

Upon graduation
Earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies.

Graduates will also earn a new diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber that represents new learning from our degree + diploma program.

Learn more about fully online courses and delivery format

Hybrid (Online + On Campus), Part-time

Available to applicants with:
A two-year diploma in Early Childhood Education from a recognized Ontario college and a minimum 75% cumulative admission average.

If you have attended multiple postsecondary programs or have proof of equivalency from the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, please contact Admission Services for admission advising.

Applicants with an ECE diploma from outside Ontario can check for diploma equivalency approved by the College of Early Childhoood Educators on their website at http://www.college-ece.ca/en/Become-A-Member/Applicants-Outside-Ontario.

Transfer credit
Receive 10 transfer credits inclusive of placements, equivalent to 20 courses or 2 years of full-time study, for your ECE diploma.

Upon graduation
Earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies.

Graduates will also earn a new diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber that represents new learning from our degree + diploma program.

Learn more about hybrid courses and delivery format

Fully On Campus, Full-time

Available to applicants with:
A two-year diploma in Early Childhood Education from a recognized Ontario college and a minimum 75% cumulative admission average.

If you have attended multiple postsecondary programs or have proof of equivalency from the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, please contact Admission Services for admission advising. Applicants with an ECE diploma from outside Ontario can check for diploma equivalency approved by the College of Early Childhoood Educators on their website at http://www.college-ece.ca/en/Become-A-Member/Applicants-Outside-Ontario.

Transfer credit
Receive 10 transfer credits inclusive of placements for your ECE diploma.

Upon graduation
Earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies.

Graduates will also earn a new diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber that represents new learning from our degree + diploma program.

Learn more about on-campus, full-time courses

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