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Early Childhood Education
Overview
  • Two-year diploma
  • August entry date
  • Delivered at:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
    • Interlake Campus, Selkirk, Manitoba
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
    • Peguis-Fisher River Campus, Peguis, Manitoba
  • Practicum
  • Optional joint degree with University of Winnipeg
  • Credit transfer opportunities:
    • Athabasca University
    • Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre (high school credits)
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Manitoba
    • University of Victoria
  • This funded program usually fills with Manitoba residents. Out-of-province applicants may apply to this program but will only be considered should seats be available three months prior to the program start date
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info

Description
This program prepares you to provide quality childcare in the community. You will study practice based on:

  • A child-centred focus
  • Play-based curriculum
  • Child development
  • Guidance techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Family and community relations
  • Professionalism

An emergent curriculum approach building on the interests of children, and working closely with families and communities is emphasized.

Additionally, the program is based on the study of child development within a developmental health perspective. You will learn about current, exciting research in a number of interesting areas.

Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to competently plan learning experiences that stimulate the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of young children.

This program provides you with practical experience working with young children at a variety of children’s centres.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program information session. Although optional, it is highly recommended you attend. You may also be asked to participate in an individual interview.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.