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Duration

16 months

Tuition

$9,117

  Calgary

Jan 10-May 3

Plus 2 other start dates

May 3 - Aug 3 2024

Sep 5 - Jan 31 2025

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1965

Scholarships

yes

You can make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. The 16-month (full-time) Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) Diploma program (formerly referred to as the Early Learning and Child Care Diploma) prepares you to provide quality child care in a wide variety of settings and plan emergent play experiences for the children in your care. You will gain knowledge in child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning that will equip you to support the healthy development of children through child-centered learning experiences.

This program combines theory and practice and graduates are eligible for Level 3 Early Childhood Educator (formerly Child Development Supervisor) certification from Alberta Human Services.

ECED diploma program is offered full-time or part-time with a variety of delivery options including traditional classroom and online learning.  There are daytime and evening classes scheduled throughout the week. The practicum, however, must be completed physically onsite at a licensed childcare program in Alberta.

The Early Childhood Education and Development learning lab combines classroom space with interactive children’s learning centres that include an artist studio, a reading centre, a dramatic play centre, and a sensory motor centre. This innovative and engaging environment supports the transition of theory to practice as students have an opportunity to engage with children in the lab space.

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Student Reviews (2)

Bow Valley College

Great Institute

Mohit Sharma

Calgary • November 7, 2022

Graduated From

Cybersecurity Post-Diploma Certificate

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

The institute is really great. knowledge based. really appreciate their teachings.

The institute is really great. knowledge based. really appreciate their teachings.

Bow Valley College

Well-rounded

Blake S.

Calgary • January 13, 2022

Graduated From

Digital Marketing Post-Diploma Certificate

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Good well-rounded program the ventures into UX design and SEO, plus some time on web development. The capstone project is key. Put a lot into that and you can graduate ready to start working on campaigns from start-to-finish the next day. The non-credi...

Good well-rounded program the ventures into UX design and SEO, plus some time on web development. The capstone project is key. Put a lot into that and you can graduate ready to start working on campaigns from start-to-finish the next day. The non-credit Employment Search Prep course, which is optional, is also worth taking. I had a good experience as a mature student going back to school after choosing the wrong career for me.

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