Early Childhood Studies (BA)

Full Time: Four Year; Direct Entry to Third Year

Program Format(s)

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Earned

$31,749 – $33,068 CAD

International Tuition Fee Range 2022/2023

Toronto, Canada


Is It for You?

This program provides in-depth knowledge of child development from birth through age eight. You’ll study physiological, psychological and social perspectives and develop understanding and skills pertaining to family support, early childhood education, arts, literacy and disabilities in young children. Field education each year, international placement and research opportunities and the chance to apply to a consecutive BEd program with York University will prepare you to work with children, families and professionals in a variety of settings.

After Graduation

You are prepared to work with children, families and professionals in a wide range of settings including schools, family resource centres, children’s hospitals, early childhood centres, social services, children’s advocacy and government. You may work as a speech language pathologist, family support worker, child life specialist, research officer, nursery school teacher, foster support worker, teacher or registered early childhood educator. You may also choose to complete a two-year bachelor of education or pursue graduate work in any number of fields pertaining to young children, such as education, speech-language pathology, child life or social work.


Q: How did you know ECS was right for you?
A: Well, I always wanted to be a teacher and when I found out that Toronto Metropolitan University had a program where you could work with kids all four years, I knew it was perfect

Michelle | Early Childhood Studies

Sample Courses

  • Human Development
  • Observation/ELC
  • Curriculum: Environments
  • Psychology
  • Families in Canadian Context
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Physical Development
  • Children’s Social/Emotional Well-Being