Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
2-year Early Childhood Education Diploma to Honours Bachelor of Child Development Degree
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Education, Community and Social Services
Program Area
Community/Child/Youth Education/Interventions/Services
Program Title
Early Childhood Education

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Seneca College
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Education/Disabilities Studies
Program Title
Honours Bachelor of Child Development

Contact Procedures

Program Contact: Mary Fisher, Program Chair
Phone Number: 416-491-5050 ext. 22040

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

This agreement is effective from the date at which the program was approved, and the pathway shall be reviewed annually to reflect any changes that are made to either program's curriculum. Student's enrolled in the receiving institution at the time of any pathway changes will be given the opportunity to complete their studies based on the transfer pathway in effect at the time of enrollment.

Eligibility for Pathway

Students who successfully complete a 2 year Early Childhood Education Diploma program with a GPA of 70% or higher may be considered for admission into the 4th semester of the Honours Bachelor of Child Development Degree in the fall or winter term. 


How to apply: 


Domestic students will be required to submit an application via Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS) and select “degree completion” as their entry semester.  Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted.


International students will apply to the degree via Seneca’s International Student Web Application, and follow up with their Admissions Advisor regarding their pathway eligibility.  The student will need their Seneca application confirmation number when they reach out to their advisor.  Official transcripts showing diploma completion and a final program GPA must be submitted.


For current Seneca students and recent graduates from within the last year who wish to transfer to this degree, please see the following link for application details:

Credit transfer

Graduates of the ECE diploma program will receive 15 transfer credits towards this 4 year degree.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students will be required to complete 25 courses, plus 1 work integrated learning term. 

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Students will complete the credential in five full time semesters plus one work integrated learning term (equivalent to 2.5 years)

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Honours Bachelor of Child Development Degree

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Don’t forget: You should always review institution transfer information before you finalize your options. Contact a transfer advisor if you have further questions.