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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

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Program Description

Would you like to be a positive influence in the lives of young people? Consider a career in early learning and child care. The Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Program at Northern Lakes College will give you the training you need to work in this rewarding career. You will be trained to work with children from birth to 12 years of age in settings such as daycares, preschools, after-school programs, and private day homes. Graduates will also develop the skills to work effectively with children with exceptionalities. Enrol today!

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Program Length

38 weeks

Academic Requirements

Fluency in English: Credit in English 30-1 or 60% in English 30-2, or credit in ENGL0190.
Applicants without the requirements will be considered if they satisfactorily complete an ACCUPLACER assessment.
Transcripts and documents from other provinces and certificate granting bodies will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


Students may transfer into Northern Lakes College's Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Program.

Students may also transfer into Portage College's Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Program.

Other Requirements

Pre-Program Considerations:
Practicum agencies may require an up-to-date Police Information Check (Vulnerable Sector) and an Alberta Children's Services Intervention Record Check of students placed in their organizations. The inability to present clear checks means a student may not be able to complete the program requirements. Students are required to sign and submit a Police Information Check Declaration of Understanding form prior to the first day of classes. Contact the Program Chair for further information.

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