Early Childhood Education Diploma
Early Childhood Education is a two year diploma program. As an early childhood educator, you will support children as they learn through play. Your role will be to create developmentally appropriate curriculum and design inviting and effective quality learning environments. You will learn how to develop holistic programs that include early literacy and language, creative arts, numeracy, and open-ended play experiences both indoors and outdoors. Your responsibilities will include working alongside your colleagues to build relationships with children and families, community partners and other professionals.
It is a highly respected program that integrates the most current research on early childhood education. Topics of study will include:
- observation, assessment and documentation
- learning through play
- children with diverse abilities
- child guidance techniques
- family and community relationships
- play environments and program planning
- programming for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children
- administration and child care regulations
- communication and employability skills
Build Your Confidence and Independence
Throughout the two years, you will have opportunities to work with children through four 4-week practicums in a variety of early learning and child care programs.
Through practical experience, you’ll get the feedback you need to develop best practices, recognize stages of development, plan curriculum based on children’s interests and needs and understand the impact of the environment on behaviour.
Become a Level III Early Childhood Educator
When you graduate from the ECE diploma you are eligible to apply to become a licensed Level III Early Childhood Educator (ECE) through the Ministry of Education of Saskatchewan. If you plan on becoming a child care centre director, you must have your ECE III. If you are interested in going further, you will be able to transfer some of your credits to the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary Education.
- Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30 or Accuplacer
- English language requirements
- Accepted students are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check prior to entering required course work with children. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. If you do not complete the practicum, you will not graduate from the program. Cost of the Criminal Record Check is the students responsibility.
For specific course information, please visit the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.
Fall 2022 Program Information
Program Dates: Fall 2022 (Year 1) and Fall 2023 (Year 2); exact dates TBD
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