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Early Childhood Education

This 1-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate program gives you the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of child care settings. The program provides training in:
  • child and adolescent development
  • child guidance techniques
  • role of early childhood educators
  • role of play in programming
  • values and practice of early childhood education
  • programming for creative arts, language, cognitive, social and emotional development

1130 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L 4J7, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 38 Week(s) At the end of your first and second semesters, you’ll also participate in practicums (i.e., 4 weeks and 6 weeks), in a child care or preschool setting.
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements
Note: Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a criminal records check prior to entering required coursework with children. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the criminal records check. If you do not complete the practicum, you will not graduate from the program. The cost of the criminal records check is your responsibility.

Distance Delivery Options


Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: You can go on to earn a diploma in Early Childhood Education with one more year of study. Or, you can transfer some of your credits to the University of Regina's Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary Education.

Updated December 15, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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