Early Learning & Child Care

Prerequisite: None

5 Credits

Early Learning and Child Care engages students in active learning about infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Students will have the opportunity to understand the differences between a babysitter and a professional child care provider as they explore and practice the beginning skills necessary for working with children in ways that encourage and support development of the children.

The program prepares students to provide quality child care in a variety of settings and to plan developmentally appropriate activities for the children in their care.

Students who are 16 years of age can apply for a Child Development Assistant certificate from the Government of Alberta upon completion of this course. Younger students may apply for this certificate with proof of course completion once they turn 16 years old.