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Early Childhood Education Working Towards Your Diploma (Level 3)


Program Start: 7 September 2023 - In Session
Location: Tisdale
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech

Overview:

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

Young children making the transition from home to child care or preschool need an enthusiastic, positive role model. They need someone dedicated to encouraging learning and growth. They need … you.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Early Childhood Education (ECE) program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to work in a variety of childcare settings.

Our “Working Toward Your Diploma” program is part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's ECE Diploma program and is offered on a course-by-course basis.

Become a Level III Early Childhood Educator

When you graduate from the ECE diploma you are eligible to apply to become a licensed Level III Early Childhood Educator (ECE) through the Government of Saskatchewan. If you plan on becoming a licensed child care Centre Director, you must have your Ministry ECE Level III certification. If you are interested in going further, you will be able to transfer some of your credits to the University of Regina's or the University of Saskatchewan’s Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary Education.

Requirements:

  • To qualify you must have
    • Grade 12 with English A and B 30 or pass an Accuplacer test with the required score.
    • Proof of successful completion in an ECE Year 1 Diploma program (including PRAC119) from a recognized institution or equivalent
    • English Language Requirement
    • These are required and there is no longer an Unclassified acceptance to this program.

 

  • You need to apply to the ECE Working Towards Your Diploma program by completing an online application form, plus your high school and any post-secondary transcripts, sent to:

Sarah Haidey, Registrar
Cumberland College
Box 2320
Melfort, SK S0E 1A0

Fax: 306-752-3484
Contact by Email

  • You may come into this program even if you already have some of the courses listed.
  • You must be committed to attending classes on the listed dates. 
  • The number of class hours are based on the credit hours and credit units.

 

** The tuition & student fees listed below reflects the total tuition amount & student fees for all 7 courses for 2023-2024. When course registration opens, the tuition amount per course will be visible. 

Tuition: $4,410*
Student Fees: $120
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.

Notes:

  • This diploma program will be delivered over multiple years with a revolving schedule of repeating classes so students can apply at any time and upon acceptance can register for classes on a part-time basis. 
  • First a student must apply, then upon acceptance letter will be able to register and pay for classes online.
  • There is space for 15 students in each module. 
  • Spots will be secured with a paid registration.
  • Registrations will close 1 week before the start date of the module.
  • For each module, there will be at least 3 days where you will have face-to-face classes and there will be at least 4 days of virtual classes you will need to attend. 
  • BOOKS - you are responsible to order your books from the Saskpoly bookstore.  We suggest you order books at least 2 weeks before your class starts.  More details to follow in July.
  • CANCELLATIONS:  If you choose not to take a course you must cancel 3 business days or more before the course starts to receive a refund.  If you cancel less than 3 business days before no refund will be received.
  • Should you have any questions about program delivery - please contact the Program Coordinator - Sabrina McNevin 
  • For planning your courses,  please contact our Advisor - bwicks@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

** If you have not completed your ECE Cerficiate of Achievement courses, we highly reccomend doing so before beginning courses in the Working Towards Your Diploma program. These 3 courses are also required to receive your diploma. https://www.cumberlandcollege.sk.ca/index.php?id=190

 

Early Childhood Education Working Towards Your Diploma - Level 3 allows registration in the following courses

ECE202 Responsive Care for Infants and Toddlers (April 25th, 2024 - May 30th, 2024)

You will examine the development of infants and toddlers. You will plan a curriculum which includes intercultural experiences and environments that will encourage the holistic development of infants and toddlers.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181
Equivalent Course(s): ECE 202CE, ECE 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group


Prerequisites:

Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181


ECE203 Inclusion in Early Learning and Childcare Settings (Nov 2nd, 2023 - Dec 16th, 2023)

You will examine additional approaches for guiding children who present more challenging behaviours.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181
Equivalent Course(s): HUMD 200CE, MGMT 281
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery


Prerequisites:

Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181


ECE220 Anti-Bias Education in Early Childhood (Jan 11th, 2024 - Feb 24th, 2024)

You will focus on the issues related to providing respectful and relevant early learning and childcare for all children and families. You will have opportunities to examine your personal beliefs and values as they relate to the planning and implementation of an anti-bias curriculum for children. You will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to build partnerships with families while respecting their diverse needs and cultures.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181
Equivalent Course(s): ECE 220CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group


Prerequisites:

Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181


HUMD200 Child Guidance 2 (Sept 7th, 2023 - Oct 21st, 2023)

You will examine additional approaches for guiding children who present more challenging behaviours.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181
Equivalent Course(s): HUMD 200CE, MGMT 281
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery


Prerequisites:

Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181


PD240 Professionalism 2 (March 7th, 2024 - April 11th, 2024)

Your studies will focus on the role of the early childhood educator as it relates to current issues, advocacy, leadership and professionalism.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181
Equivalent Course(s): PD 240CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery


Prerequisites:

Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119 or PRAC 105 or PRAC 181


PRAC217 Practicum 3 (June 3rd, 2024 - June 28th, 2024)

You will gain competence in working with children, families and communities in early learning and childcare education programs. You will complete the first of two practicums in one of the following specialized areas: infant, toddler, diverse needs, frontline educator and administrative.
Credit Units: 9
Course Hours: 135.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119
Equivalent Course(s): PRAC 244
Potential Learning Method(s): Clinical/Practicum, Clinical/Practicum-Individual, Prior Learning


Prerequisites:

Prerequisites(s): PRAC 119


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