Early Learning and Child Care – diploma

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Early Learning and Child Care – diploma

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Program delivery notes

* For students who have completed the certificate and are applying directly to Year 2.

Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

What it costs for September 2022

The amounts listed are based on a full-time course load and are estimates, so should not be used as actual numbers. All amounts listed are in Canadian (CAD) currency.

If you are planning on taking a part-time course load, try our tuition and fees estimator to get an idea of how much it will cost you.

Tuition estimate+ Fees estimate= Total estimate
Term 1 $2,821.50 + $1,142.50 = $3,964
Term 2 $2,821.50 + $738.50 = $3,560
Term 3 $2,908.90 + $1,076.50 = $3,985.40
Term 4 $2,908.90 + $672.50 = $3,581.40
Total estimate $11,460.80 + $3,630 = $15,090.80

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Tuition estimate+ Fees estimate= Total estimate
Term 1 $7,201 + $1,142.50 = $8,343.50
Term 2 $7,201 + $738.50 = $7,939.50
Term 3 $7,345.02 + $1,076.50 = $8,421.52
Term 4 $7,345.02 + $672.50 = $8,017.52
Total estimate $29,092.04 + $3,630 = $32,722.04

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NorQuest College Student Financial Aid helps you see the financial resources you are eligible for. The Early Learning and Child Care – diploma program qualifies for several funding options.

Courses for September 2022

You must complete 20 courses to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in two years as a full-time student.

Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.

Credits needed for full-time status: 9 credits per term

Term 1 - 16 weeks, 5 courses
Child Growth and Development ELCC1000 (O)3 credits
Introduction to Early Learning and Child Care ELCC1002 (O)3 credits
Utilizing Technology COMP1016 (O)3 credits
Written Communication COMM1007 (O)3 credits
Introduction to ELCC Practicum ELCC11007 credits
Term 2 - 16 weeks, 5 courses
Play ELCC1006 (O)3 credits
Literacy ELCC1007 (O)3 credits
Guiding Children's Behaviour ELCC1008 (O)3 credits
Introduction to Communications COMM1001 (O)3 credits
ELCC Practicum II ELCC12007 credits
Term 3 - 16 weeks, 5 courses
Development and Inclusive Care ELCC20003 credits
Play and Creativity ELCC20063 credits
Working With Families ELCC20023 credits
Infants and Toddlers ELCC20033 credits
ELCC Practicum III ELCC21007 credits
Term 4 - 16 weeks, 5 courses
Play, Spaces, and Planning ELCC20083 credits
Leadership and Management in ELCC ELCC20073 credits
Social Contexts in ELCC ELCC20053 credits
School-age Children ELCC20043 credits
ELCC Practicum IV ELCC22007 credits

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