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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 child care 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 meets the instructional and practicum hours as set by Alberta Children's Services. Graduates of this certificate program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Early Childhood Educator certification 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.


Total Program Hours: 800    
Program Weeks: 40
Domestic Tuition: $7,432.00   
Books/Materials/E-Resources: $915.00
Total: $8,347.00

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  • 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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