• 2020-2021

A career where playtime
is taken seriously

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Full Program

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
EdmontonIn person
Jan*EdmontonIn person
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

2 years

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: $10,563.00

International
Total: $28,346.99

 

January


Canadian
Total: $10,437.00

International
Total: $28,220.99

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or ESLG 1898
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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.

Overview

Learn to provide quality child care in a variety of settings and plan appropriate activities for children in your care. Knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning will equip you to support the healthy development of children though child-centred learning experiences.

The diploma programs prepare graduates for Child Development Supervisor certification from Alberta Children's Services.

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

This program includes four practicums totalling 800 hours.

Location

Edmonton