Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Full Program
Apply Now

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Full Program

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
Jan*Edmonton DowntownFT In-person
Open
Waitlist
Full
More details

QUICK FACTS

Program length

16 months (including four practicums)

Credential

Diploma

More details

TUITION & FEES

Part-time

Tuition and fees for part-time delivery will vary depending on the number of credits and courses taken.

September

Canadian
Total tuition: $8,512.00
Total fees: $2,021.00
International
Total tuition: $25,536.00
Total fees: $2,021.00

 

January

Canadian
Total tuition: $8,512.00
Total fees: $1,895.00
International
Total tuition: $25,536.00
Total fees: $1,895.00

 
More details

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; or
  • successful completion of the GED, with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing; or
  • successful completion of Written Communication (COMM1007)
More details

Overview

The Early Learning and Child Care diploma program will combine theory with practice to prepare graduates for Child Development Supervisor certifications from Alberta Human Services.

Note: This program is a full two-year program. Graduates of NorQuest's  Early Learning and Child Care Certificate program or other Early Learning and Child Care certificate programs should apply to the Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Year 2 Only version of the program.


Early learning and child care professionals play an important role in supporting families and promoting healthy growth. Research shows the early years are critical in shaping a child's overall development. The importance of play in how children understand the world around them is embedded throughout this program, and it aligns well with current Canadian curriculum frameworks in early learning and care.

Practicum/Work Experience

There are four practicums in the diploma program, one in each term.