Program Description

This post-diploma program provides Early Childhood Education graduates with the training required to work with preschool children with exceptionalities. The curriculum focuses on inclusive practices, assessment and programming, and community collaboration techniques. Additionally, two field placements enhance student learning experiences.

Graduates will be qualified to become Resource Teachers as defined by the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA).

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You must apply, and be accepted, to this program prior to registering for courses.

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You require:

  • An Ontario Early Childhood Education Diploma or recognized equivalent, verified by official transcript. If you do not meet this academic requirement, you may contact the College of ECEs (opens in new window) to have your academic history and work experience assessed for recognized equivalency.
  • Previous experience working with children with special needs is recommended, but not required. 
  • Registration with the College of ECEs (opens in new window) is recommended, but not required

Financial Assistance

This program is recognized by the Ontario ECE Grants Program. To learn more or to determine eligibility for the Ontario ECE Grant funding, please visit the ECE Grants webpage (opens in new window). If you are eligible for ECE Grant funding and have been accepted into the Early Childhood Education program at Mohawk College, please contact our office for assistance with course registration.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.


Academic Opportunities

Mohawk Pathways offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies. Students that graduate from any of the following programs are eligible to enroll in the Early Childhood Resource Consulting program:

View the pathways map (PDF) which shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices. Equivalences and/or course exemptions may apply. Prerequisite courses and/or minimum averages may be required.

Career Opportunities

  • Resource Teachers
  • Resource Consultants
  • Support Facilitators

Industries of Employment

  • Childcare Agencies
  • Municipal, Non-Profit or Private Day Care Centres
  • Nursery Schools and Cooperative Preschools
  • Parent-child Drop-In Centres
  • Professional Resource Centres
  • Hospital Programs and Playrooms
  • District School Boards
  • Special Needs Resource Agencies

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Wait for your application to be approved. Once approved, you can select and register for your courses. You must attend a Program Orientation session, details will follow once offers have been accepted.

Field Placement / Clinical

At the end of the program, students will complete two placements. Students are strongly encouraged to review placement expectations by visiting our ECE Resource Consulting Field Placement Information webpage. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

8 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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