Centennial, Tropicana Community Services partner to launch ECE program for Black learners


Centennial College has partnered with Tropicana Community Services to launch the Early Childhood Education – Tropicana Black Fast-track program. The fully-funded program will support Black, African, and Caribbean students who want to pursue early childhood education by giving them the opportunity to study in a culturally affirming environment with reduced financial barriers. The program includes three field placements where students will work directly with children, as well as the opportunity to work in a full-day kindergarten environment during their third or fourth semesters. “Coinciding with Black History Month, we’re launching the academic upgrading component of our ECE program for Black learners right now,” said Centennial Chair of Child and Family Studies Dr Jaspreet Bal.