ACS Early Childhood Education

ACS – Early Childhood Education

Available in two options

Weekend program

  • Start date: September 7, 2024
  • Schedule: 22 months | 1,260 hours program including 300 hours of internship | Courses during weekends, full-time
  • Location: Intercultural and International Education Centre of Cegep Marie-Victorin, 4975 Paré Street, Montreal, Quebec, H4P 1P4 Canada
  • Eligible for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)


Weekday program

  • Start date: September 9, 2024 
  • Schedule: 15 months | 1,260 hours program including 300 hours of internship | Courses during weekdays, full-time
  • Location: Intercultural and International Education Centre of Cegep Marie-Victorin, 4975 Paré Street, Montreal, Quebec, H4P 1P4 Canada
  • Eligible for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

What sets us apart

Registration - Weekend program

Start date: September 7, 2024

Registration - Weekday program

Start date: September 9, 2024

A childhood educator works with children between 0 and 12 years of age. The Attestation of Collegial Studies program prepares future educators so they can fulfill the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Address the basic needs of children.
  • Address the children’s psychological and educational needs.
  • Work in partnership with different individuals.
  • Participate actively and regularly in daily activities and team meetings with their colleagues.
  • Design and revise the educational program, combining flexibility and thoroughness, in their quest for educational coherence.

In order to be admitted to the Attestation of College Studies (ACS) program in Early Childhood Education, a candidate must meet one the following conditions:

  • Grade 12 or recognized higher secondary equivalent.
  • Fluency in English with an overall band score of 6.0 of IELTS with no band result less than 5.5 in any individual module; or successful completion of pathway program from a recognized partner.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old.

It's essential to familiarize yourself with Quebec's immigration rules. Here are a few tips and all the necessary hyperlinks to help you navigate these processes smoothly, and without the help of an immigration consultant or lawyer!

Warning - Our website provides a simple overview of the procedures, laws and regulations in force in Quebec and Canada. These are subject to change without notice.

Obtain the Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from MIFI

The CAQ is a mandatory document to study in a program lasting more than 6 months in Quebec. It is issued for a single level of study (here 'études collégiales') and for the normal duration of your program, according to the dates indicated on your letter of admission.

  • Complete the online application and pay the processing fee (120 CAD).
  • Gather the required documents, sign, date and scan the forms.
  • Submit your documents on the Arrima platform.

Processing time is approximately 1 month. Once approved, you'll receive confirmation through your online portal, which you can use to apply for your study permit.



Obtaining a study permit from IRCC

A study permit is a mandatory document for studying in Canada for more than 6 months. Processing times vary from one country to another, and from one time of year to another, but you should allow an average of 8 weeks.

  • Open an account in the MyCIC portal, indicate that you wish to study in Canada for more than 6 months, indicate 'yes' to the question if work experience is an integral part of your program, and answer all other questions.
  • Gather the required documents, write a letter detailing your study plans and motivations, fill out and sign all the forms, pay the processing fee ($150) and the biometrics fee ($85).
  • Once you've submitted your application, you'll receive an instruction letter in your MyCIC portal within a few days to make an appointment at the nearest CRDV to complete the biometrics. Please complete this step as soon as possible, as processing of your study permit application will not be able to start before then! Biometric data is valid for 10 years
  • Depending on your country of residence, a medical examination may be required (find out if you need a medical examination here). If so, you will receive an instruction letter in your MonCIC portal to provide you with the required information. You have a maximum of 30 days to complete this step. The results of the examination are valid for 1 year.
  • Depending on your nationality, you may need a temporary resident visa to enter Canada. Note that this is automatically issued if your study permit is approved, and no additional steps or fees are required. However, please allow about 2 weeks for your passport to be sent and returned to the CVB for visa stamping.

What should I do if my application is refused or if the processing time has passed?

The only way to contact IRCC is through their online form, either to follow up on your application, to submit additional documents to your file, or to request a review of your refusal. In the event of a final refusal, there are few other options than to submit a new application with new information or documents, depending on the reasons for refusal.

As of fall 2023, as defined by the regulations of the Ministère de la Langue française, to obtain an ACS, students must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of French, by means of a standardized test, if they are taught in English.

For those interested in enrolling in a program offered in English, certain situations may attest that they meet the French language knowledge requirements (e.g., having studied in French, holding a diploma, etc.). If you hold a Certificate of Eligibility to receive instruction in English (CEO), acquired at primary or secondary level in the Quebec school system, you do not need to meet the French language requirements.

For more information, click HERE.

Tuition fees may vary depending on your legal status, study plan (full-time or part-time) and citizenship, and are subject to change each year. The amounts indicated below are approximate, and do not bind Cégep Marie-Victorin in the event of disparity with the actual amount, which will be detailed on your invoice. The invoice will be available on the Omnivox portal at the beginning of each session with registration, and will indicate the details of the various amounts required.

  • Quebec students (citizen, permanent resident, accepted refugee holding a study permit): approximately $300/session for full-time registration.
  • Canadian students not resident in Quebec: approximately $1,800 / session for full-time registration
  • Temporary resident students (students, foreign workers, asylum seekers): approximately $7,300 per session, including Greenshield health and hospitalization insurance.

Please note that these amounts do not include fees for the purchase of teaching materials.

Course grid

Early Childhood Education (JEE.0K) - 1 260 hours

Organizational Unit: Marie Victorin College - Continuing education - ACS

  • 322-101-MV Introduction to the profession

    322-201-MV Psychomotricity of the child

    322-711-MV Health and Food in Educational Services

    322-712-MV Prevention and intervention in risk situations in educational services

    322-713-MV Principle of educational action

    350-710-MV The Needs of the child 1


  • 322-311-MV The child and the language

    322-305-MV Sound and movement

  • 322-700-MV Internship 1: introduction to the profession

    350-711-MV The Needs of the child 2

    322-708-MV Educational activities for children 5 to 12 years old

    322-303-MV Artistic expression

    322-202-MV Children’s documentation and dramatic expression

  • 322-714-MV Communication and collaboration in educational services

    322-408-MV The child and the social and emotional development

    322-310-MV The child and the intellectual development

    322-706-MV Educational activities for children Oto 18 months old

  • 322-409-MV Observation in day care

    322-707-MV Educational activities for children 18 months to 5 years old

  • 322-717-MV Analysis and intervention with children with different needs

    322-715-MV Educational activities and pedagogical approach

    322-810-MV Internship 2: experimentation in day care

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Contact us

514-733-3232, ext. 4110

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