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Early Childhood Education Diploma

All students accepted into this program before June 30th will be eligible for a $1000 Entrance Award!

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:

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.

Admission Requirements


For specific course information, please visit the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.

Fall 2022 Program Information

Location: Whitewood

Program Dates: August 29, 2022 – May 5, 2023 (Year 1) TBD (Year 2)

Tuition: TBD

Materials: TBD

For more detailed information, please call our toll free registration line at 1-866-999-7372 or email

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