Field Placement

The opportunity to integrate theory and practice is a key component of the MacEwan Early Learning and Child Care program. Students spend 200 hours each term placed in a child care program where they develop and practice their skills in a mentored environment.

These fully supervised field placements take place in a variety of settings in the greater Edmonton area:

  • Child care centres

  • Preschools

  • Family support programs

  • School-age care centers

  • Headstart and early intervention programs

  • Family day homes

  • Kindergartens

  • Women’s shelters

In your two field placements per year you will typically spend eight hours a day, five days a week for five weeks in your placement.

International students

International students must have a valid co-op work permit by the beginning of the term.

Work permits