Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers funded early childhood education opportunities

Funded courses can be used towards credential in Early Childhood Education

November 9, 2021 – To prepare for the upcoming need of trained early childhood educators in the province, the Government of Saskatchewan has been working with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to make learning more accessible. Sask Polytech is providing five new funded opportunities for early childhood education through the School of Continuing Education. This is made possible through a partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan and investment from the Government of Canada.

“As Saskatchewan implements measures and programs to stimulate the economy and rebound from the effects of COVID-19, it is critical for workers and businesses to be supported, emerging from the pandemic stronger than before,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “Part of that strategy is making investments in the early learning sector which supports the future of our province and the long-term viability of our economy. Early Childhood Education is a profession that has seen tremendous growth over the past decade. Sask Polytech educational expertise will empower this training of early childhood educators to ensure our children get a great start in life.”

Sask Polytech Early Childhood Education programs integrate the most current research on early childhood education into curriculum. Courses are available for everyone from high school students to experienced childhood educators. These courses can be used towards a credential in Early Childhood Education and/or an Early Childhood Educator certification with the Saskatchewan Government.

Sask Polytech currently has five funded early childhood education offerings. This includes the Early Childhood Education Dual Credit Level 1 certification for Saskatchewan high school students, Early Childhood Education Level 1 for those involved in the childcare sector, the Early Childhood Education Accelerated Level 3, and year two of the Early Childhood Education diploma program. These programs will expand the pipeline of workers entering the early learning sector. The Autism certificate of achievement is open to the community, parents and professionals to provide training that responds to a growing demographic of service providers supporting children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Leadership Skills certificate of achievement provides early childhood educators with the skills required to propel this industry forward and continue to meet the expanding needs of the economy.

Those interested can learn more at Sask Polytech’s website at saskpolytech.ca/buildingthefuture. Programming is offered from November 2021 to March 2022. Program seats are subject to availability and student eligibility. Email earlylearning@saskpolytech.ca for more information about Early Childhood Education programming. Contact programinnovation@saskpolytech.ca for further information on the Leadership Skills certificate of achievement.