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Early Child Education – Year 1

This program fulfills the first year of study of a two- year diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and includes the most current knowledge, indigenous teachings, and world view perspectives. Through in-class study and hands-on practice, learners will develop the skills needed to create holistic programs which include early literacy and language, creative arts, numeracy, and open-ended play experiences both indoors and outdoors.

Learners will participate in two 4-week practicums, placed with local agencies whenever possible.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for ECE Level III Certification and may find employment as educators in childcare centres, pre-schools, as childcare centre directors, and in Early Childhood Intervention programs, Family Resource Centres, KidsFirst Programs, as Ministry of Education consultants, child life workers in hospitals (with further university training), and other areas.

  • Grade 12, GED, or 15 credit units from a recognized post-secondary institution; and
  • English Language Arts A30 & B30

Qualified applicants must provide:

  • Current Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)*
* Learners must meet the minimum CRC/VSC criteria set out by the practicum agency. 
La Ronge
Program application form, copy of all transcripts

September 5, 2023 – May 10, 2024

35 Weeks
August 31, 2023
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
First Qualified, First Accepted (FQFA)