Early Childhood Education (Part-time studies)

School of Human Services and Community Safety Certificate of Achievement

Program Overview

Note: This new program credential becomes effective July 2020.

As an early childhood educator, you will support children as they learn through play. Your role will be to create developmentally appropriate curriculum and design inviting and effective quality learning environments. You will learn how to develop holistic programs that include early literacy and language, creative arts, numeracy, and open-ended play experiences, both indoors and outdoors. Your responsibilities will include working alongside your colleagues to build relationships with children and families, community partners and other professionals.

Individuals may apply for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate of achievement once they have completed three courses: Health, Safety and Nutrition (ECE 142), Child Guidance 1 (HUMD 183) and Dynamics of Play 1 (ECE 106).

Topics of study include:

  • learning through play
  • child guidance techniques
  • family and community relationships
  • indoor and outdoor play environments
  • healthy and safe early learning and child care environments
  • nutrition requirements for young children

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Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.


Dynamics of Play 1 (ECE-106)
Health, Safety and Nutrition (ECE-142)
Child Guidance 1 (HUMD-183)