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Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Early Childhood Studies Program (ECS)



The Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies Program at Ryerson University is hosting an Information Sessions

 - Monday, November 30th, 2015

The Information session will be held from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in

Room KHS 363 B (3rd Floor of KHS inside of KHS 363)

The session is open to anyone who is interested in applying to our program for Fall 2016.  

Information about the program, admissions requirements and application process will be discussed.   

To RSVP please email  


About the Program

Ryerson University offers an innovative Master of Arts program leading to a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Early Childhood Studies.

This program is unique among graduate program in North America with a focus on integrating diversity into early childhood studies.  Terms such as "diversity" and "inclusion" are used in the broadest sense to include issues of linguistic, cultural and racial identity as well as disability, gender, class, sexuality, age and migration status.  This approach is in recognition of a child's need to develop a positive identity, not only as an individual but also as a member of a group.  Through a critical and reflective process, students will develop a deep understanding of the complex issues that affect children and their families.

Program Highlights:

  • Unique to early childhood studies in its emphasis on diversity and inclusion issues. 
  • Prepares graduates for advanced practice and study in the fields of education, early learning and community.
  • Enriches the knowledge and skills of practitioners currently employed in the field.
  • Provides a networking base within the large group of academic and community professionals in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Promotes research in early childhood studies.
  • Available as course-based option and a Major Research Paper (MRP) option.
  • Available as a full-time (12 months) or a part-time (24 months) program.

Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Early Childhood Studies

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Graduate Testimonials

Liam O'Donnell, MA perspective
Early Childhood Studies
Master of Arts student in ECS, Liam O'Donnell has been nominated for the 2016 Silver Birch Express Children's Book Award for his monster-filled kids mystery, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede. Read more...

Nick Petten, MA
Early Childhood Studies
"The graduate program taught me the importance of scientific rigor in studying childhood and education from a local and a global perspective." Read more...