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
Students who had previously applied, met admission requirements for, and had been accepted into either of the previous Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs (Certificate and previous Diploma), have five years to complete that program. The ECE Certificate program must be completed by 2025, and the Diploma program, by 2026.
You may contact a Student Advisor for assistance in making an education plan to complete your program.
- In Regina, contact Shelann Bundus at 306-775-7831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Saskatoon, contact Marilyn Philipchuk at 306-659-4903 or email@example.com
Part-time students who have a few ECE courses from the existing Certificate program and wish to transfer into the revised Diploma program are advised to review the Equivalency Chart. Students will also need to speak with a Student Advisor to ensure support in their education plan.