In this degree, you explore the pedagogy of early childhood and learn how to support children during their most critical period of development—between birth and five years of age.

You build a deep understanding of Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework and experience curriculum in action as you work closely with children and educators at ELM, the university’s on-site early learning and child care centre.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar


The first two years of the degree meet the certification requirements for Level 3 Early Childhood Educator Certification through Alberta Children’s Services.

Learn while doing
Gain work experience. Apply the skills and knowledge you learn in class to a practical setting through supervised field placements with child care programs, family support agencies, government offices or community organizations.
student working with child Field placements

Diploma exit

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies allows you to exit the program with a diploma in Early Learning and Child Care after successful completion of the first two years.

more about the diploma exit