Build your employment skills while completing the courses you need to work as an Early Childhood Educator. This program combines essential skills training and Early Childhood Education courses so you'll be ready to start a new career working with children.
This program runs from October 3, 2022-May 25, 2023.
Classes will take place Monday/Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Dynamics of Play 1 (ECE 106): October 3-December 15, 2022
- Child Guidance 1 (HUMD 183): January 3-March 9, 2023
- Health, Safety, and Nutrition (ECE 142): March 13-May 25, 2023
- Essential skills, employment skills and safety training will run throughout the year
Completion of ECE 106, ECE 142 and HUMD 183 meet the Ministry's minimum training requirements for Level 1 Early Childhood Education certification and qualifies you to receive a Certificate of Achievement from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. These three courses are also recognized as dual credit allowing you to simultaneously earn Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Grade 12 credits.
What You Will Learn
In this program, you'll focus on improving your workplace skills while also earning your ECE Level 1 that will qualify you to start working in a childcare setting. You'll work on skills development including problem solving and conflict resolution skills, writing and communication skills and resume and job search skills.
Once you complete the program, you'll be prepared to work as an Early Childhood Educator where you'll plan and organize activities for preschool and school-aged children. You'll also lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.
In 2019, the annual salary range for full-time early childhood educators and assistants in Saskatchewan was $24,000 - $55,990, 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.
These are secondary programs and are not eligible for student loan consideration or Great Plains College scholarships. However, students may qualify for assistance through the Education and Training Incentive (ETI). More information can be found at saskatchewan.ca or by contacting a student adviser.