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Early Childhood Education
At Lakeland College, students take charge of their future and become leaders today through career-relevant, industry-driven programming and experiential learning opportunities.
Students take the lead through student-managed enterprises, events and experiences. For example, they put theory into action on the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland where they manage crop and livestock enterprises, battle realistic fire simulations at the Emergency Training Centre, run an award-winning play program for children, rebuild cars, manage a campus spa and salon, and more!
Through these student-managed opportunities, our students learn how to think critically and creatively while also developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
Lakeland offers 50-plus programs and serves more than 7,000 credit and non-credit students every year at our campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster, and through online and off-site delivery.
Programming areas include agricultural sciences, business, energy, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, trades and technology, and university transfer. Lakeland’s Research Centre is a test-bed for innovations in agriculture, energy, and environmental sciences.
This is Lakeland. Leading. Learning. Since 1913.
Campuses: Vermilion, Lloydminster
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
Successful completion of the Early Learning and Child Care Certificate program or an equivalent with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
Field Placement Requirements:
- Criminal record check. Students are responsible for requesting this through the RCMP in their home town.
- Students may be required to possess current First Aid in Childcare.
- Students may require a Child Intervention Records System (CIRS) check.
Available on-site and online
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated July 05, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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