A career where playtime
    is taken seriously

    Early Learning and Child Care – diploma

    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

    STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
    SepEdmontonIn person
    Sep*EdmontonIn person
    JanEdmontonIn person
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    QUICK FACTS

    Program length  

    4 terms

    Credential

    Diploma

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $12,724.00

    International
    Total: $31,116.00

     
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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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    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