Program Highlights

The Mount is proud to offer the only university-level Child & Youth Study program in Atlantic Canada. Students in our program engage in practical training and theoretical explorations in child and youth work, early childhood education, as well as early intervention and inclusive development. As strong supporters of experiential learning we are pleased to offer our undergraduates four supervised practicum placements which enable our students to apply the knowledge that they have learned in the classroom to hands-on, real-world experience. We also offer a Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies.

The BA(CYS) degree can also be completed via online learning; however, some courses may need to be substituted for others. All CHYS online courses are "live" classes provided through Moodle/Collaborate. Some required courses that are provided by other programs, such as Psychology and Sociology, are in Downloadable Video format.  On-line learning is the perfect option for those returning to their studies while continuing to work inside and outside the home. For more details, contact the Department of Child and Youth Study, or visit our Online Learning section.



Our Department is committed to laying the groundwork for future leaders in the ECE and Child and Youth care fields. Your BA(CYS) degree will also prepare your for further education and professional preparation in Child and Youth Study, Education, Speech Language Pathology, Child Life and Social Work.