As an early childhood educator, you plan and organize activities for preschool and school-aged children. You also lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth.
- Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30 and B30*
- Criminal record check, immunization record, Standard First Aid, and CPR Level C are recommended prior to PRAC 104 and 105.
- English language requirement
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
*Grade 12 is not required for Level 1 Early Childhood Education courses, which is a requirement to work in licensed Saskatchewan child care centres.
- Role of Play in Early Childhood Education (ECE 106): September 27-November 15, 2018
- Observation of Children (ECE 181): October 9-November 27, 2018
- Health, Safety and Nutrition (ECE 142): January 10-March 7, 2019
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 100): January 15-March 26, 2019
- Child Guidance 1 (HUMD 183): March 14-May 30, 2019
- Programming for Cognitive Development (ECE 104): April 30-June 18, 2019
Completion of ECE 106, ECE 142 and HUMD 183 is equivalent to the Ministry's Level 1 certification.
LEVEL 1 - CERTIFICATE
Level 1 course offerings have concluded for the academic year
LEVEL 2 - CERTIFICATE
- Child and Adolescent Development (HUMD 100): September 11-October 30, 2018
- Observation of Children (ECE 181): November 6-December 18, 2018
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 100): January 8-February 26, 2019
- Interpersonal Communications (COMM 291): March 5-April 2, 2019
- Employability Skills (EMPL 180): April 9-May 20, 2019
LEVEL 3 - DIPLOMA
- Administrative Skills for Early Childhood Educators (ADMN 204): September 6-October 25, 2018
- Anti-Bias Education for ECE (ECE 220): November 1-December 20, 2018
- Child Guidance 2 (HUMD 200): January 3-February 14, 2019
- Children with Diverse Abilities 1 (SPSY 279): February 21-March 28, 2019
- Children with Diverse Abilities 2 (SPSY 289): April 4-May 9, 2019
- Observation and Assessment (ECE 221): May 16-June 27, 2019
Practicums may also be arranged by contacting the program coordinator, Robin Bendig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Will Learn
This part-time certificate program gives you an understanding of children’s varying physical, social, cognitive, creative and emotional development stages and teaches the importance of play as a vehicle for learning. ECE 106, 142 and HUMD 183 meet the ministry’s minimum training requirements for Level 1 certification, while an additional ten courses and two practicums meet the license requirement for Level 2 certification.
All courses are delivered evenings only at Swift Current and Warman Campuses.
As an early childhood educator you will plan and organize activities for preschool and school-aged children. You will also lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth. Employment may be obtained in early learning centres, preschools and private day homes, to name just a few.
In 2016, the average annual salary for full-time early childhood educators and assistants in Saskatchewan was $25,100, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, training, experience and hours worked.