The Early Learning and Child Care diploma program has been designed to provide students with a practical approach to child care learning. The program combines lectures, group discussions, hands-on practical experience, video presentations, and guest speakers.
The aim of this program is to provide students with the skills needed to work in the child care field. Students will learn about child development, play, communication and child/family/community relations, and program planning. Graduates will be equipped to support healthy development of children through child-centred learning practices.
This program meets the instructional and practicum hours as set down by Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch. Practicums for this program are conducted at the student’s place of employment. Graduates of this diploma program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Child Development Worker certification through Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch.