Additional requirements for practicums

The following requirements are not admission requirements and do not need to be completed before being admitted to the program. However, there are some requirements, madated by the provincial government or by employers, which must be met before taking part in the first practicum. The requirements are the same for the diploma and certificate.

The exact deadlines are listed below. Send a copy of your proof of completion to before this date. If you need clarification or assistance with these requirements, email

GUIDE FOR STUDENTS IN THE Early childhood education PROGRAM

The following guide is a definitive resource for students in the ECE program. It is only available in French.

Download the guide

Successful completion of prerequisite courses

The student must successfully complete all prerequisite courses for the practicum, as indicated in the official description (only available in French) in the University Calendar or on the course details pages :

Criminal Record Check

Deadline: October 1

Prior to taking the first practicum, the student must submit a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Background Check (VSBC) report. The existence of a criminal record may prevent the individual from being able to participate in the placement and may result in a delay or postponement of the placement.

First aid Certificate

Deadline: October 1st

A valid certificate in ressucitation is strongly recommended. Some employers require this certificate for the practicum, so it is recommended that you have it so that you are not limited in potential placement sites.