Early Childhood Education (Part-Time)


Help guide the youngest learners

As an early childhood educator, you will support children as they learn through play. Your role will be to create developmentally appropriate curriculum and to 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.

Parkland College offers the ECE program on a part-time basis at the Main Campus in Yorkton and at the Fort Qu’Appelle Campus.

The ECE program recently underwent some significant changes. Please consult the Saskatchewan Polytechnic program page and ECE Diploma Course equivalency chart.

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 Courses

Level I Courses

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

Course Name Dates Offered in 2021-22 Location Tuition Materials
ECE 106 – Dynamics of Play 1 Sept. 15 – Dec. 1, 2021 Yorkton $436 $109 (approx.)
ECE 142 – Health, Safety & Nutrition Jan. 12 – Mar. 9, 2022 Yorkton $436 $150 (approx.)
HUMD 183 – Child Guidance 1 Mar. 23 – June 15, 2022 Yorkton $524 $100 (approx.)

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

Course Name Dates Offered in 2021-22 Location Tuition Materials
ECE 106 – Dynamics of Play 1 Sept. 14 – Oct. 7, 2021 Fort Qu’Appelle $436 $109 (approx.)
HUMD 183 – Child Guidance 1 Oct. 7 – Nov. 16, 2021 Fort Qu’Appelle $524 $100 (approx.)
ECE 142 – Health, Safety & Nutrition Nov. 16 – Dec. 9, 2021 Fort Qu’Appelle $436 $150 (approx.)
ECE 181 – Observation and Documentation 1 Dec. 9, 2021 – Jan. 20, 2022 Fort Qu’Appelle $436 $75 (approx.)
*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*
Level II Courses

Level II Courses

No courses currently scheduled.

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*
Level III Courses

Level III Courses

No courses currently scheduled.

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


ECE 106 Dynamics of Play 1
ECE 142 Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECE 181 Observation 1
HUMD 102 Growth and Development of Young Children
HUMD 183 Child Guidance 1
PRAC 104 Practicum 1
ECE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE 107 Effective Relationships in Early Childhood Environments
ECE 108 Curriculum Design in Early Childhood Education 1
ECE 109 Curriculum Design in Early Childhood Education 2
PD 100 Professionalism 1
PRAC 119 Practicum 2
ADMN 208 Introduction to Administration of Early Childhood Education
ECE 203 Inclusion in Early Learning and Childcare Settings
ECE 221 Observation 2
HUMD 200 Child Guidance 2
PD 240 Professionalism 2
PRAC 217 Practicum 3
ECE 202 Responsive Care for Infants and Toddlers
ECE 204 Dynamics of Play 2
ECE 205 Curriculum Design in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 220 Anti-Bias Education in Early Childhood
ECE 226 Responsive Care for School Age Children
PRAC 218 Practicum 4
Future Study Options

Future Study Options

Parkland College offers more options in this field that may enhance your employability. These options can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work. You will be able to transfer some of your credits to the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Education degree program in Elementary Education. 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 with English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30.
  • English Language Requirement. Please refer to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website 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 the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.


International students please email [email protected]


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Last Updated: June 25, 2021