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International Study Programs

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Red River College, Canada

About This Program

If you are capable of working with children for eight or more hours each day, you should be in good general health and have some prior experience with young children, you may want to consider in further studies in Canada.

An emergent curriculum approach building on the interests of children, and working closely with families and communities is emphasized in this Early Childhood Education Diploma program.  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.

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

Other opportunities include:

  • 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

Successful completion of the ECE Diploma Program requires a high level of motivation, organization, self discipline, and strong reading and study skills. As this is a demanding program, a strong ability in reading and writing English at the 40S level is recommended.

Course Delivery

This Child and Youth Care Diploma program is being offered at four campuses of Red River College:

  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Peguis-Fisher River Campus, Peguis
  • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie
  • Interlake Campus, Selkirk

Students will be responsible for their own transportation in order to complete the practicum requirements. Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.

Careers

Opportunities for employment have expanded as society's need for childcare increases. Currently, there is a significant shortage of trained ECEs in Manitoba. Graduates have found positions in

  • Daycare centres,
  • Nursery schools,
  • Infant care centres,
  • Family resource centres,
  • And school-age programs.

With experience and continuing education, some graduates may progress to positions of directors of children's centres.

Learning Outcomes

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

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.

Course Outline

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Year 1, Term 1
ECED-1008 Guiding 1 6
ECED-1010 Child Development 1 6
ECED-1011 Play, Environments and Curriculum 1 6
ECED-1015 Diversity and Inclusion 6
ECED-1023 Academic Communication & Documentation 3
PRAC-1037 Practicum 1 3
Year 1, Term 2
ECED-1004 Explore the Early Childhood Profession 1
ECED-1007 Health and Well Being 6
ECED-2001 Guiding 2 6
ECED-2002 Child Development 2 6
ECED-2003 Play, Environments and Curriculum 2 9
PRAC-2006 Practicum 2 3
Year 2, Term 3
COMM-1150 Interpersonal Communication 1 3
ECED-2004 Partnerships With Family, Community and Professionals 6
ECED-2007 Play, Environments, and Curriculum 3 9
ECED-2009 Professional Behavior in Early Childhood Education 6
ECED-3007 Guiding 3 6
PRAC-3013 Practicum 3 3
Year 2, Term 4
COMM-2091 Interpersonal Communication 2 3
ECED-1016 Child Maltreatment 1
ECED-3008 Issues in Child Development 6
ECED-3009 Mentorship, Advocacy and Community Building 6
ECED-3010 Play, Environments and Curriculum 4 6
PRAC-3014 Practicum 4 5

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take.  Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice.

Course Info

College : Community Services

Duration : 2 Years

Qualifications Level : Diploma

Fees :

Tuition Fee 11,000 / year
Student Association 105 / year
Endowment 52 / year
Health Insurance Coverage 456  / year
Tech Fees 166  / year
Materials and Lab Fees 406  / year
Student Services 176  / year
Rec. Fee 20  / year
Application Fee (Non-refundable) 100
Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable) 400
Confirmation of Enrolment Fee 10.50

Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars. However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up). The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.



Intake Dates :

The intake for the Early Childhood Education (Diploma) program is September. Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary.  Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.



Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.  You must comply with the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Canadian Grade 12 equivalent and passing grades of at least one credit in Grade 12 English
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.5 overall band score. Listening, Speaking and Reading components must be at least 6.5 while the Writing component must be at least 6.0
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): 79 - 80 minimum, with a minimum of 19 per section
  • All employees of early learning and child care centres are required by law to complete criminal record and child abuse registry checks to help ensure the safety of children.

Upon acceptance into the program but prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit the following:

  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)

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