Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a public college located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, established in 1967. Conestoga has one, two, three, or four-year programs; as well as apprenticeship training programs. There are also many options available to students including four-year degrees in Mechanical Systems Engineering, Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technology, Architecture, Health Informatics, or the International Business Management degree which started in the fall of 2006. Conestoga also has several agreements with Ontario universities including Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Windsor, and McMaster University, as well as several other Canadian and international institutions. Conestoga College has a variety of diploma programs, degree programs, and other academic programs that are taught by highly educated professors. Conestoga College has a number of women professors who teach courses, giving opportunities for both men and women to work as professors in the academic workforce. Conestoga College offers a full-time program for students who wish to work in the field of Early Childhood Education, this diploma program has changed the way women are seen in the Early Learning and Care field, after graduating from the two-year program, the student is eligible to register to be members of the College of Early Childhood Educators which allows them to pursue a job in that field. The program is also offered as part-time, allowing students who aren't able to attend full-time to still have the opportunity to obtain an ECE diploma. The Bachelors of Early Learning Program Development was introduced to Conestoga as a four-year degree program, ECE students who have successfully graduated have the opportunity to bridge into this degree program, allowing them to obtain their degree in only two years. Conestoga College is committed to supporting parents and children, the Family Literacy Facilitation Program is a program that is designed to give students knowledge and skill to be able to successfully support their child’s literacy skills. This program usually brings in mothers and child care students who wish to learn more about literacy, the knowledge of this course will improve the health and well-being of families in the community.