Early Childhood Education, Advanced Diploma | Online (optional) | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Canada
Advanced Diploma On Campus Online

Early Childhood Education

24 months
14000 CAD/year
6290 CAD/year
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic's two-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma program is offered on-campus in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, or through regional colleges or distance learning, wherever you live.


About this Early Childhood Education Degree at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

As an early childhood educator, you will support children as they learn through play. Your role will be to create developmentally appropriate curriculum and design inviting and effective quality learning environments. You will learn how to develop holistic programs that include early literacy and language, creative arts, numeracy, and open-ended play experiences both indoors and outdoors. Your responsibilities will include working alongside your colleagues to build relationships with children and families, community partners and other professionals.

It is a highly respected program that integrates the most current research on early childhood education. Topics of study will include:

  • observation, assessment and documentation
  • learning through play
  • children with diverse abilities
  • child guidance techniques
  • family and community relationships
  • play environments and program planning
  • programming for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children
  • administration and child care regulations
  • communication and employability skills

Programme Structure


  • Dynamics of Play
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Growth and Development of Young Children
  • Child Guidance
  • Practicum 
  • Curriculum Design in Early Childhood Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30
  • English Language Requirement


  • Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check prior to entering required coursework with children. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check. If you do not complete the practicum, you will not graduate from the program. The cost of the Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check is your responsibility.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6290 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6290 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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