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Early Learning and Child Care – diploma (year 2 only)

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
Open
Limited
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Full
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

2 terms

Credential

Diploma

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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: $5,589.00

International
Total: $14,861.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • successful completion of NorQuest College's Early Learning and Child Care certificate program or equivalent
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Course Listing

Course listings are subject to change.

Students starting in Fall term follow the September structure:

  • Term 1 - Fall
  • Term 2 - Winter

Students studying full- or part-time evenings / weekends follow the Part-time structure.

Note: The part-time delivery may be taken as a full-time course load.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 3 - 16 weeks
ELCC2000
This course will focus on the needs of children whose development is atypical.  Students will explore a range of exceptionalities and gain an understanding of strategies to support all children within the child care setting, as well as examine the values and philosophy of inclusion in child care.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2006
This course will focus on supporting creative activities within play. Included are theories of creative development and ideas for the development of two- and three-dimensional activities, creative language experiences, science and mathematics, music and movement, indoor and outdoor play, dramatic play, and media.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2002
This advanced course will focus on building skills for working cooperatively with other significant adults in the child’s environment and will cover diverse family structures and relationships in addition to examining issues that confront families today. Students will explore, plan, and implement curriculum to gain an understanding of how diversity impacts the importance of play, active exploration, the construction and representation of knowledge, and social interactions.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2003
This course focuses on the development of appropriate strategies and skills to provide good care for infants and toddlers. An understanding of infant and toddler development, as well as the central role of the caregiver, relationships, and daily routines will be established. The importance of effective communication will also be addressed.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2100
This practicum provides students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of working collaboratively in appropriate childcare settings under the supervision of the practicum supervisor and a designated mentor in the childcare setting. In addition to engaging with children and participating in the routine each day, students are expected to expand their understanding of various roles in a childcare program, such as lead educator, associate director, or program director, as well as working as a member of a team. In the lecture portion, students will discuss working with diverse families and communities, the role of the educator in observation, documentation, the child’s voice and play, and working as a team member.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
7
Term 4 - 16 weeks
ELCC2008
This course presents a further examination of key processes in emergent programming, including the use of the environment and responsive planning of play opportunities for children, as well as the development of the concept of children and teachers working as co-researchers to create curriculum.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2007
In this course, students will develop the organizational skills and leadership styles necessary for the effective management of early child care programs. The focus will be on skills for managing group child care and early education facilities. Topics such as program philosophy and policy design, financial management, staff development, and relationships with families and community will be highlighted. Child care regulations and licensing policy for the Province of Alberta will also be covered.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2005
This course will focus on an examination of critical social contexts and issues in the field such as interdisciplinary practices, technology, advocacy, mentorship, related research topics, assessment, early intervention, poverty, and ethics. Students will examine these issues and their impact on practice in a child care setting.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2004
This course covers the goals and essential components of programs for school-age children. The historical and social influences of such programs in Canada will be examined. Students will gain insight into the role of caregivers for school-age children while examining their own personal qualities and philosophy for working in this field.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2200
This practicum provides students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the role of the director in appropriate childcare settings under the supervision of the practicum supervisor and a designated mentor. In addition to engaging with children and participating in the routine each day, students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the complex role of the director in a childcare program, from menu planning to government requirements and community resources, and are expected to interview the director on their role. In the lecture portion, students will discuss the director’s role in working with diverse families and communities, the role of the director in observation, documentation, the child’s voice and play, and working as a team member and leader.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
7
Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
ELCC2002
This advanced course will focus on building skills for working cooperatively with other significant adults in the child’s environment and will cover diverse family structures and relationships in addition to examining issues that confront families today. Students will explore, plan, and implement curriculum to gain an understanding of how diversity impacts the importance of play, active exploration, the construction and representation of knowledge, and social interactions.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2003
This course focuses on the development of appropriate strategies and skills to provide good care for infants and toddlers. An understanding of infant and toddler development, as well as the central role of the caregiver, relationships, and daily routines will be established. The importance of effective communication will also be addressed.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2006
This course will focus on supporting creative activities within play. Included are theories of creative development and ideas for the development of two- and three-dimensional activities, creative language experiences, science and mathematics, music and movement, indoor and outdoor play, dramatic play, and media.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Term 2 - 16 weeks
ELCC2000
This course will focus on the needs of children whose development is atypical.  Students will explore a range of exceptionalities and gain an understanding of strategies to support all children within the child care setting, as well as examine the values and philosophy of inclusion in child care.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2008
This course presents a further examination of key processes in emergent programming, including the use of the environment and responsive planning of play opportunities for children, as well as the development of the concept of children and teachers working as co-researchers to create curriculum.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2007
In this course, students will develop the organizational skills and leadership styles necessary for the effective management of early child care programs. The focus will be on skills for managing group child care and early education facilities. Topics such as program philosophy and policy design, financial management, staff development, and relationships with families and community will be highlighted. Child care regulations and licensing policy for the Province of Alberta will also be covered.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Term 3 - 16 weeks
ELCC2004
This course covers the goals and essential components of programs for school-age children. The historical and social influences of such programs in Canada will be examined. Students will gain insight into the role of caregivers for school-age children while examining their own personal qualities and philosophy for working in this field.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ELCC2005
This course will focus on an examination of critical social contexts and issues in the field such as interdisciplinary practices, technology, advocacy, mentorship, related research topics, assessment, early intervention, poverty, and ethics. Students will examine these issues and their impact on practice in a child care setting.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3

Additional note

All courses indicated as (O) above are also available as Open Studies courses for the part-time delivery.

Part-time delivery

Part-time evening/weekend learners will select their course(s) each term from the courses available in the term. The length of their program varies depending on the course load of their choice. Learners may be full- or part-time.

In addition to the courses listed above, students are required to complete the practicum listed below. These courses may be taken in any term in consultation with the program area: