Ryerson’s School of Early Childhood Studies offers a multidisciplinary program of study to undergraduate and graduate students. We prepare our students to adopt leadership roles in careers involving children and families in our diverse society. Our teaching, research, scholarship, and community service contribute new knowledge in the early childhood field — nationally and globally.
We aim to provide leading university graduate and undergraduate programs contributing to the advancement of the quality of life for all children and families. We will lead the development of knowledge, research and advocacy in disciplines related to early childhood.
We strive to prepare our students to adopt leadership roles in careers involving children and their families. Our graduates demonstrate:
- The ability to integrate theory, conceptual understanding, professional skills, and attitudes appropriate to working with children and families.
- Extensive knowledge of the social sciences and interdisciplinary subjects.
- An awareness of global issues in early childhood education and care, as well as in policy, social justice, diversity and inclusion.
- Effective communication skills in writing, advocacy and teamwork.
- Innovation and leadership in the fields of education, community services and health.