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Program-at-a-glance
Length of Study

2 years

Study Options

Full time

Credential Granted

Diploma

Intake(s)

Full time: Fall term (September)

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Workplace Learning

Field Placement

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Transferability

Transfer agreements exist for many institutions, including:

Grant MacEwan University:
• Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration

University of Alberta:
• B.Ed. Elementary Education

Program Video

Information Sessions
City Centre Campus - 9-215

Early learning and child care professionals work with the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society. To play a role in helping develop young minds is an awesome responsibility and a wonderful opportunity. From early literacy skills to socialization and learning through play, the early learning professional is actively involved in preparing pre-school children for the learning journey to come.

The Early Learning and Child Care diploma educates you to become positive, motivated advocates for all children. Courses cover child development, curriculum, communications, working with families and specialized programming. By learning to establish partnerships with families, responding to each child as a unique human being with unique interests and developmental needs and building the confidence and knowledge to offer a broad theoretical perspective, graduates find success in any environment they encounter.

Apply Your Knowledge

The classroom is only the first step in an educational journey that will lead you to explore other mediums for learning including extra-curricular assignments, visits to early childhood centres and field placements in a variety of early learning settings. MacEwan University's Demonstration Child Care Centre not only provides high quality care, but also provides a valuable experiential setting to apply theory to practice.