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Early Learning and Child Care ELCC

NorQuest College

NorQuest College
The Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) certificate program prepares graduates to provide quality child care in a wide variety of settings and to plan developmentally appropriate activities for the children in their care. Knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning will equip graduates to support the healthy development of children through child-centered learning experiences. Graduates are eligible for Child Development Worker certification from Alberta Human Services.

Office of the Registrar
10215 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent; OR
  • Successful completion of the GED, with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing; OR
  • Successful completion of Written Communication (COMM1007)
English Language Proficiency
If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP must have been completed within the two years prior to application to the program. Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:
  • CLBA overall score of 8, no section score below 7
  • CELPIP General overall score of 8, no section score below 7
  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 84, with no section score below 21
  • IELTS Academic overall score of 6.5, no section score below 6.0
  • CAEL overall score of 60, no section score below 60
  • Completion of ESLS 8000/ESLS 8100 and ESLW 8000/ESLW 8100 with a minimum 80%
  • Completion of ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861 with a minimum 50%
Note: Meeting the English language proficiency requirement does NOT exempt the applicant from meeting the English academic course work (or GED or COMM1007) required for admission to this program.

Work Experience Requirements
The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum placement:
  • Police Information Check; must include vulnerable sector search, both dated to within 60 days of the start of the practicum.
Note: Internet (online) Police Information Checks are not accepted by the college. Please contact your local law enforcement agency directly to obtain official Police Information Checks. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, and professional licensure and may therefore affect employment prospects. Prospective students who have a record should discuss the matter with the Program Chair prior to applying for admission. It is strongly recommended that police information/vulnerable sector checks be obtained prior to the start of the program.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $2,688.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,134.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,265.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

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: Not available

Updated May 05, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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