Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Social Service Worker Diploma Program to Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development
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
Social Service Worker

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Conestoga College
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Education/Disabilities Studies
Program Title
Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development

Contact Procedures

Program Website: ELPD Program Website

Program Coordinator: Cathy O’Toole

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

All Conestoga pathways will have a default review date of three years from the date of implementation. Pathways may have a shorter review date if substantive curriculum changes are made to either the sending or receiving program. Students enrolled in the receiving institution at the time of any change or notice of termination will be given the opportunity to complete their studies based on the terms of the transfer pathway in effect at the time of their enrollment.

Eligibility for Pathway

Graduates of the 2 year Social Services Worker (SSW) diploma with a minimum 3.0 program GPA may apply for advanced standing to the second year of the Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (ELPD). Applicants must also successfully complete two bridging courses prior to receiving an offer of admission to the ELPD program at Conestoga.

Credit transfer

Transfer credit will be granted for the first year of the ELPD program with the exception of the following courses:
1. Designing Responsive Curriculum in the Early Years
2. Professional Engagement II

These courses must be taken prior to acceptance to the ELPD program.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

In order to graduate from the Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development program, advanced standing students must successfully complete:
1. Years 2, 3, and 4
2. One Co-operative work term

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Number of academic semesters: 6 academic terms plus 1 cooperative work term

Number of years: 3 calendar years

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

Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development

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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.