Part-time Distance Education
Program Code: 1061


This part-time online certificate program is designed for learners who have an Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma or equivalent and who wish to enhance their leadership skills or gain the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career as a supervisor, manager, or administrator of childcare services.

Course curriculum focuses on staff supervision and leadership skills, financial management, performance management, marketing, advocacy and professionalism in child care settings, as well as intercultural communication and communication strategies.

Requirements & Program Information

Entrance and Certificate Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent
  • Although students can begin directly upon graduation from their ECE Diploma, students are advised to have at least one-year post-graduation ECE work experience

Graduation Requirements:

  • Students must successfully complete all courses within 7 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.
  • Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or 60% or higher to obtain this certificate.


Upon successful completion of the online Early Childhood Education Leadership certificate program, students will obtain a Sault College certificate.

Career Path

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