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Early Childhood Education Diploma

We're transitioning to a new registration system. If you're looking for a course that starts after July 1, 2017 visit saskpolytech.ca/part-time-studies.

The Early Childhood Education diploma program builds on the knowledge, attitudes and skills developed in the Early Education certificate program. You will further enhance your knowledge by studying expanded theory. You will have opportunities to demonstrate your increased skill and independence in a variety of child care situations. The program meets the license requirement ECE III classification of the Child Care Regulations, 2001, Early Learning and Child Care Branch, Ministry of Education.

This program is available in full through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina. For complete program information, check the program page.


You will be introduced to the administrative knowledge and skills that are useful as an early childhood educator. You will study the operating structure of early childhood programs, policies and procedures, and Saskatchewan Child Care regulations. You will become familiar with regulations that govern First Nations early childhood programs. You will develop skills in using program evaluation tools, managing money and accurate recordkeeping. You will become familiar with the rights and responsibilities for employees within the Saskatchewan Labour Standards Act.

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Your studies will focus on the beliefs and issues related to providing respectful child care and education for various cultural and diversity groups. An emphasis will be placed on understanding cultural practices of First Nations and Métis people.

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The course is a continuation of Child Guidance 1. You will learn advanced techniques of guiding children that can be applied to more challenging behaviours.

Regina course offered as facilitated study (combination in-class and independent study). Mandatory workshop dates Jan 14, Feb 4 and Mar 3. All assignments must be completed by Mar 3.

Prerequisites: Practicum 2 (PRAC 105)


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The course continues the study of children with diverse abilities by addressing developmentally appropriate programming for young children with diverse abilities. You will study assessment, individualized planning and program planning in inclusive settings.

Same text(s) used for Children with Diverse Abilities 1 (SPSY 279)

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The course provides you with an opportunity to gain competence working with children, families and communities in early childhood education programs. You may focus on working with children with diverse abilities, children in infant programs, school age programs, or multi-age group programs.

You must be assessed for practicum readiness by practicum advisor prior to registration.

This course currently has no offerings.

The course provides you with an opportunity to gain competence working with children, families and communities in early childhood education programs. You may focus on working with children with diverse abilities, children in infant programs, school age programs, or multi-age group programs.

You must be assessed for practicum readiness by practicum advisor prior to registration.

Prerequisites: Administrative Skills for Early Childhood Educators (ADMN 204), Practicum 3 (PRAC 244)


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You will learn advanced observation techniques and be introduced to common assessment tools. Using information from observation and assessment tools, you will develop individualized programs for children.

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Your studies will focus on the role of the early childhood educator and professionalism as it relates to issues, advocacy, leadership and professional development. The course provides an introduction to your role as advocate in the field of early childhood education. The course content includes instruction and practice in identifying issues, advocating, seeking professional development and preparing for a career as a professional in the early childhood field.
Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.

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The course is a culmination of the diploma program. You will use information on developmentally appropriate practice, child development and holistic planning to plan curriculum for young children. You will incorporate information on children with diverse needs, multi-age groups and diverse cultures to plan both individual and group programs.

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You will examine the development of infants and toddlers in more specific detail. Using that information you will plan programs including activities and environments that will encourage the holistic development of infants and toddlers.

Prerequisites: Practicum 4 (PRAC 181) or (PRAC 105)


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You will examine the characteristics of school age children and the program activities that may be designed to accommodate them. You will also discuss the role of the caregiver and the child care issues distinctive to this age.

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