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Early Learning and Childcare

Online Program

Certificate Credentials

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The Early Learning and Childcare Certificate program is an intensive six-month foundation program that emphasizes theoretical and practical knowledge in child development, interpersonal relations, curriculum content, family studies, and program management. Students will learn valuable skills helpful for achieving their professional and personal goals and ultimately advance their careers.

Who is this program for? This program is for dedicated, diligent, enthusiastic, and eager individuals who are looking for requisite knowledge in Healthcare, interested in starting a career in Health care, New to Canada with a background knowledge in Healthcare and are internationally trained professionals.

School Health
Credits 30
Course Length 6 month
Hours 20 hrs/week x 24 weeks
Credential Certificate
Delivery Options Online
Instruction Options Online
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum Yes – Optional
Tuition (See breakdown below)
Home Student CAD 6,000.00 / session
International Student CAD 8,500.00 / session

 

Regular Applicants
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics or
  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test;
  • An equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course;
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements.
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
Mature Applicants
  • Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
  • Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants.
  • Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee will be charged.
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

    Graduates of this program will have acquired a platform to pursue further academic endeavours and provide them the job roles and opportunities such as a child development worker, early childhood education, special and inclusive education, leadership in early learning and child care programs, behavioural/special needs worker, and school/pre-kindergarten assistants.

    Graduates of this program will have acquired a platform to pursue further academic endeavors and provide them the job roles and opportunities such as a child development worker, early childhood education, special and inclusive education, leadership in early learning and child care programs, behavioral/ special needs worker, and school/pre-kindergarten assistants.

    Title

    Hours Per Week

    Credits

    Foundations of Early Childhood Development

    4

    3

    Child Development and exceptionalities

    4

    3

    Program planning 1

    4

    3

    Interpersonal Relations 1

    4

    3

    Principles of development

    4

    3

    Guidance and Planning

    4

    3

    Program planning 2

    4

    3

    Child, family and community

    4

    3

    Health, safety and nutrition

    4

    3

    Business communication and presentation skills

    4

    3