INDIGENOUS EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE CERTIFICATE 

Overview of Program:

This program will provide participants with the skill base required for entry into the Early Childcare and Learning field through a combination of integrated on-site classroom theory, instruction, and off-site practical training. 

This program is currently considered a blended-format as we want to make it as accessible as possible for students to join in to class from home if they are ill. The mandatory in-class portion of this program is 4 months.  

Courses:

  • Indigenous Studies 

  • Essential Skills

  • Computer Applications

  • Introduction to Childcare

  • Legislation & Regulation 

  • Life Enhancement

  • Critical Reading & Writing

  • Childhood Development

  • Learning Through Play

  • Health Safety & Nutrition

  • Observations, Documentation, & Effective Communication

  • Ethics & Leadership

  • Family Dynamics

  • Trauma Informed Care/Being Trauma Aware

  • Child Abuse and Family Violence

  • Practicum Preparation/Employabilities

  • Teaching of the Elders

Structure of off-site practicum placement training:

The practicum portion of the training program is designed to give the participants the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of early childcare. This program includes a mandatory 1-month practicum placement with various early learning and childcare agencies around the city. 

If you are interested in applying or would like more information, give us a call!! (403)248-0824