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Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Early Learning and Child Care Workplace Advancement

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic
The Early Learning and Child Care Workplace Advancement Diploma educates professionals working with newborn to twelve-year-old children in early learning environments and programs. Throughout the program, there is an emphasis on developing safe and caring relationships with children and families in a responsive manner, while valuing and recognizing children as capable and imaginative agents of their own learning within enriched and playful environments. This program specialization integrates the learning into the workplace and is supported by online learning.

Registrar's Office
Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Complete the ELCC Workplace Advancement Letter of Verification of Employment and provide to the Office of the Registrar at

Students applying to this program specialization must be employed within a licensed ELCC Facility or Home-Based Centre and must have previously completed a recognized Early Learning and Child Care Certificate program or the first year of a recognized ELCC Diploma program.

Intakes for this program specialization will occur once per year, with each intake being cohort based.

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 January 13, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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