The Advanced Early Childhood Education 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. This program meets the instructional and
practicum hours as set down by Alberta Family and Social Services, Daycare Staff Qualifications Branch. Practicums for this program are conducted at the student’s place of employment.
Students who take this program work as child caregivers in numerous areas. Traditionally, students working towards this certificate program are employed in Daycares. Upon completion of this certificate program, students can apply for jobs in the capacity of Daycare Director.
Graduates of this certificate program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Level III certification through Alberta Family and Social Services, Daycare Staff Qualifications Branch.
• Grade 12 or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years of age)
• Must have Early Childhood Level II certification
• Must go through an interview process
Note: Advanced Credit may be given for prior education upon submission of transcripts.
In order to graduate and receive a certificate, a student must obtain an average of at least 50% in each course of the program.
A student must complete the Practicum for the program.