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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

Certificate 40 weeks

The Early Learning and Child Care certificate program provides students with a practical approach to learning about child care. The program combines lectures, group discussions, hands-on practical experience, video presentations, and guest speakers.

This program aims to provide students with the skills to work in the childcare field. Students learn about child development, play, communication and child/family/community relations, and program planning. Graduates are equipped to support healthy development of children through child-centred learning practices.

This program is approved by the Child Care Branch of Alberta Children's Services as meeting the current educational standards for certification of Early Childhood Educators in Alberta. Graduates of the certificate program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Level 2 Early Childhood Educator through Alberta Children’s Services.

There is no Prior Learning or Transfer Credit available for this program. The ELCC Program is not transferable to other Alberta post-secondary institutions.


Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Edmonton City Centre, AB

The program itself, the instructor, and my classmates have helped me grow so much emotionally and psychologically. I have learned to know myself and to go beyond my limits.

Jessica G., Early Learning and Child Care Graduate
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