Field Placement

The opportunity to integrate theory and practice is a key component of the MacEwan ELCC 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. You can express a preference for a specific type of setting for Field Placement II, III and IV and the program will do its best to align your placement with your interests.