Early Childhood Education – Certificate

Overview

Enhance your skills in ECE.

The SaskPolytech Early Childhood Education Certificate program provides knowledge and skill development in establishing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children. You will develop an understanding of children’s varying physical, social cognitive, creative and emotional development in both the classroom and practicums. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of play as a vehicle for learning.

The program meets the licence requirements ECE I & II classification of the Child Care Regulations, 2001, Early Learning and Child Care Branch, Ministry of Education.

Why Parkland College?

“I chose Parkland College because it was close to home and I could attend classes while I was working. The best thing about Parkland College is the small class sizes and awesome instructors.

I would recommend the College because it is a great place to learn and the staff and students are awesome to work with.”

- Kelly Wog

Level I

Level I Certificate Courses

Time: Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. / Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Main Campus, Yorkton, SK

Course Name Dates Offered in 2017-18 Location Tuition Materials
ECE 106 – Role of Play Sep 6, 13, 23, 27, Oct 4, 14, 18, 25 Yorkton $350 $100 (approx.)
ECE 142 – Health, Safety & Nutrition Nov 4, 8, 15, 25, 29, Dec 6, 13 Yorkton $350 $185 (approx.)
HUMD 183 – Child Guidance Jan 3, 10, 20, 24, Feb 3, 7, 14 Yorkton $350 $195 (approx.)
ECE 106 – Role of Play Feb 28, Mar 7, 17, 21, Apr 4, 14, 18, 25 Yorkton $350 $100 (approx.)
ECE 142 – Health, Safety & Nutrition May 5, 9, 16, 26, 30, June 6, 13 Yorkton $350 $185 (approx.)

“Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.”

Level II

Level II Certificate Courses

Effective July 1, 2014 a student must have applied and been accepted into the ECE program in order to register and take Level II courses in the ECE Certificate Program. Pre-requisites for programming classes include HUMD 100, ECE 100 & ECE 181.

Time: Wednesdays 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. / Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Yorkton, SK

Course Name Dates Offered in 2017-18 Location Tuition Materials
ECE 100 – Introduction to ECE Sep 6, 9, 16, 20, 27 Yorkton $400 $325 (approx.)
ECE 181 – Observation of Children Sep 30, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Yorkton $400 $150 (approx.)
ECE 103 – Programming for Language Development Nov 1, 4, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6 Yorkton $400 $220 (approx.)
ECE 104 – Programming for Cognitive Development Jan 3, 6, 17, 20, 31 Yorkton $400 $190 (approx.)
ECE 105 – Programming for Social & Emotional Development Feb 3, 7, 14, 28, Mar 3 Yorkton $400 $215 (approx.)
ECE 102 – Programming for Creative Development Mar 7, 10, 14, 21, 28, Apr 14 Yorkton $400 $225 (approx.)

“Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.”

Courses

Courses

COMM 291 Interpersonal Communications
ECE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE 101 Roles and Values of the Early Childhood Educator
ECE 102 Programming for Creative Arts Development
ECE 103 Programming for Language Development
ECE 104 Programming for Cognitive Development
ECE 105 Programming for Social and Emotional Development
ECE 106 Role of Play in Early Childhood Education
ECE 142 Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECE 181 Observation of Children
EMPL 180 Employability Skills
HUMD 100 Child and Adolescent Development
HUMD 183 Child Guidance 1
PRAC 104 Practicum 1
PRAC 105 Practicum 2

Future Study Options

Future Study Options

Parkland College offers several more options in this field that may enhance your employability. These certificates and/or diplomas can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work. Qualified graduates may be eligible to receive nine credit hours in the Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary education at the University of Regina. For more information on the options available please use the links below:

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment as child care professionals in group care and education settings with children from birth to age 12.  These settings include child care centres, pre-school centres, schools, family day homes and private homes.

Graduates have found employment as:

  • Early childhood educators
  • Family home providers
  • Nannies
  • Educational associates

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30.
  • English Language Requirement. Please refer to the SaskPolytech site for full details.

Important Notes:

  • Criminal Record Check: Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check prior to entering required coursework with children. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. If you do not complete the practicum, you will not graduate from the program. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility.
  • Immunization Record: Your immunization record and current Mantoux (Tuberculin) testing is required for your practicum placement. To obtain a copy of your immunization records, contact your local public health office. You may require your immunization to be updated. All costs associated with vaccines will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Special Admission: Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to www.goSIAST.com.

Program Information:

Dale Holstein
Coordinator, Post-Secondary
Direct: 1.306.786.2583
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-Mail: d.holstein@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Admissions Information:

Christopher Kosteroski
Senior Admissions Officer/International Coordinator
Direct: 1.306.786.2588
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-mail: c.kosteroski@parklandcollege.sk.ca

**International students please email international@parklandcollege.sk.ca



Last Updated: June 27, 2017