Program Summary

Professionals working with children and youth face many challenges involving complex relationships with families, communities and governments. Childhood and Youth Studies at Carleton prepares you for careers in this demanding area. The program was originally developed for graduates of Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs; however, the broader scope of the new curriculum allows for entry into the program without an ECE diploma. You will learn about a wide range of topics pertaining to children and youth in Canada and around the world through core courses in Childhood and Youth Studies (e.g., children’s rights, policy and practice), as well as other related/relevant disciplines.