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Early Childhood Education at Lethbridge Community College

How long is the Early Childhood Education at Lethbridge Community College?
1 Year Certificate in Early Childhood Education; 1 Year Diploma in Early Childhood Education

What you need to get in to the Early Childhood Education at Lethbridge Community College?
New students are accepted into the daytime Early Childhood Education program for the Fall (September) term only. Students wishing to enroll for the Winter (January) term may take courses in a revised curriculum based on course availability. Courses are also open on an individual basis for part time study. Students completing the program through part-time study are accepted on a year-round basis. Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 60 per cent in English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1 or a minimum 65 per cent in ELA 30-2 and 60 per cent in Social Science 30 or 33 (Psychology, Sociology or Social Studies). Applicants may also be required to achieve a minimum 60th percentile in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Arithmetic sections of placement Test or equivalent. Individuals not having the academic requirements can apply as Alternate Admission candidates. Applicants are required to have successfully completed a one-year Early Childhood Education Certificate or equivalent from a recognized college in order to enter the Early Childhood Education Diploma program. Non-Academic Requirements: For full-time study, applicants are required to submit a questionnaire with background information of previous work and academic experience. Applicants may be asked to attend a small group interview and information session. Health Requirements: Applicants must provide a specific schedule of health requirements (form provided by the Early Childhood Education program). Students are responsible for ensuring that health requirements are kept current throughout the program. Failure to do so may affect work-site based experience. Practicum Requirements: Applicants are advised they will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check with a vulnerable sector search before entering the practicum experience component of the program. The existence of a criminal record may affect the practicum placement, program completion and employment prospects. The consequences of a prior criminal conviction will be examined and discussed on an individual basis if necessary. Students are required to complete practicums in day care centres, nursery schools and/or kindergartens. Every effort is made to provide placements within Lethbridge, however some placements may occur in the outlying communities. Students who are completing practicum through distributed learning may complete these practicums in their own communities or nearby areas.

For more information on the Early Childhood Education at Lethbridge Community College
(403) 320-3323

Does the :program offer a Coop?

Distance Education Available:
Both distance and non-distance

What type of learning environment should I expect in the Early Childhood Education?
Full time, part time or distance learning

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