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Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement

**This program is not available to International students. Please see International section of our website for eligible programming**

This introductory program provides the minimum training required by Saskatchewan Ministry of Education in order to work as a child care worker. The curriculum emphasizes content and best practices in three core areas: Child Development, Programming, and Relationships.  Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certification is required if you work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children for 65 hours or more per month in a licensed child care centre. All applicants must apply directly to the Ministry of Education for ECE Certification.

In addition to the workshops and online meetings, a home study will be required. 

We will be offering modules in Melfort. 

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).

Completion of Grade 10 is required for entry into the Certificate of Achievement and English Language Requirement

For more information about certification see Early Childhood Educator Certification.


** To register for modules please see below the Courses Available. Then drop down each of the courses and register in the courses you want. If you are sponsored selected sponsor under payment options instead of inputting a payment method. 


Courses available:

ECE106 (Melfort) Dynamics of Play 1 (Sept 7th - Oct 21st, 2023)

You will learn about the essential role play has in supporting the holistic development of children. The course focuses on the role of the early childhood educator in supporting children’s play, exploration and inquiry across all cultures and abilities.

Tuition: $515.00

Dates: 7 September 2024 to 21 October 2023
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face/Online

ECE142 (Melfort) - Health, Safety and Nutrition (Jan 4th - Feb 15th, 2024)

Your studies will focus on diverse cultural practices that promote the health, safety and nutritional needs of children and which support their holistic development.

Tuition: $515.00

Dates: 4 January 2024 to 15 February 2024
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face/Online

HUMD183 (Melfort) Child Guidance 1 (Nov 2nd - Dec 16th, 2023)

You will examine the strategies of developmentally appropriate child guidance. You will learn about the importance of building relationships and establishing trust prior to guiding behavior. You will practice techniques that support children while encouraging a co-operative attitude, a sense of autonomy and a positive self-image. Your studies will also explore Indigenous traditional practices of modelling and storytelling as a guidance technique.

Tuition: $680.00

Dates: 2 November 2023 to 16 December 2023
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face/Online

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