Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership (Bridging Courses)

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Program Name: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – Honours (Bridging Courses)

Method of Study: Part-time

Duration: 4 courses

Centre: Community Services & Early Childhood

School: Early Childhood

Location: George Brown College at Toronto Metropolitan University

Starting Months: September, January, May

Delivery: Online


This bridging program is for students with a diploma in Early Childhood Education who want to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education in just two years. Upon successful completion of the bridging courses, applicants can apply to enter Year 3 of the four-year degree. For details about the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - Honours (Degree Completion) (C305) program click here.

To be considered for this accelerated degree program which starts each September, applicants must successfully complete four bridge courses (below) with a minimum grade required. 

Bridging courses can be taken during the day or in the evening. During the Spring semester that runs in May and June, we offer all four courses during the day in an intensive 7-week format. Classes run twice a week for seven weeks with six hours of class per course, per week. During the Fall, Winter & Spring semesters, we offer one bridging course per semester delivered in the evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm for 14 weeks. Delivery day varies per semester.


Courses ECE 2058, ECL 1002, and ECL 1308 must be completed by mid-August. The fourth required course, ECL 1205 must be successfully completed prior to entering Year 4 of the program.

  • ECE 2058 Competent Learner
  • ECL 1002 Introduction to Early Childhood Leadership
  • ECL 1308 Human Development ECL 1205 Composition & Rhetoric (This mandated bridge elective must be successfully completed prior to completing Year 3 of the program)


To be accepted into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – Honours (Bridging Courses), applicants must:

  • attend an information session (email ece@georgebrown.ca for details)
  • have successfully completed an Early Childhood Education diploma (with a minimum 2.5 GPA)

To start the application process to this part-time program, please complete this form.


School of Early Childhood

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2310
Email: ece@georgebrown.ca
Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 or long distance 1-800-265-2002.