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Get the Skills to Be An Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Professional

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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Program

The Early Learning and Childcare Certificate will prepare students for employment in Early Learning and Child Care. Graduates of the proposed program will fulfill the requirements to obtain the Child Development Worker Certification through Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch.

Tuition Fees – $8,100

Books & Other Fees – $2,035

The best way to see if Bredin College is the right fit for you is come in and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a tour now.

Become a Qualified Early Childhood Worker

Classes are led by dedicated instructors with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you will train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR
  • Skills for Student Success
  • Career Strategies
  • Computer Applications
  • Foundations to ELCC
  • Professionalism and Professional Attributes
  • Communication Skills for Childcare Providers
  • The Growing Child
  • Guiding Children’s Behavior
  • Early Language and Literacy
  • Play as Curriculum Practice
  • Professional Writing for Childcare Providers
  • Creating the Curriculum
  • Health, Nutrition and Safety
  • Building Professional Relationships
  • Child Developmental and Learning Theories
  • Methods and Materials in Inclusive ELCC
  • Mandatory Practicum

Following are the program outcomes for the Early Learning and Child Care Certificate:

Outcome 1: Apply the knowledge and skills required to become a Child Development Worker. Following are the program outcomes for the Early Learning and Child Care Certificate:

Outcome 2: Create curriculum and programming that are appropriate and focused on the child as the main actor of the curriculum.

Outcome 3: Identify and develop professional attributes expected in early learning contexts.

Outcome 4: Apply knowledge and skills to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with families and the community.


Don’t Miss a Beat! Stay Home and Continue Your Education With Live, Interactive Online Classes

Bredin is here to help you complete your program during this extraordinary time. We have adapted to an online delivery method, so you do not experience interruption to your education and career goals.

Learn about how you can take advantage of our live, interactive online classes with individual support given by expert instructors tailored to your learning needs.

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Career Opportunities

Classes are led by dedicated instructors with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you will train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Skills for Student Success
  • Career Strategies
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR
  • Computer Applications
  • Foundations to ELCC
  • Professionalism and Professional Attributes
  • Communication Skills for Childcare Providers
  • The Growing Child
  • Guiding Children’s Behavior
  • Early Language and Literacy
  • Play as Curriculum Practice
  • Professional Writing for Childcare Providers
  • Creating the Curriculum
  • Health, Nutrition and Safety
  • Building Professional Relationships
  • Child Developmental and Learning Theories
  • Methods and Materials in Inclusive ELCC
  • Mandatory Practicum

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

ELCC Graduates at Bredin take part in a 400-hour mandatory practicum. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working Early Childhood Educator professionals

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), the majority of Bredin’s programs require that your practicum must be completed in a workplace that aligns with the learning outcomes of your specific program. In accordance with Bredin College’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and those of most workplaces, students will be expected to follow all of the protocols identified by the practicum placement. Some programs, such as self-paced Accounting and Payroll Administration and Office Assistant, can accommodate online practicums. In these cases, students are given the opportunity to complete an on-site practicum with an employer OR choose an Online Alternate Practicum, project-based, which includes interactive use of our online learning platforms, practical skill development, relevant assessments and tests, applicable research, interactive projects, and potential speakers if relevant to the program. Programs that are not eligible for online practicums include Early Learning and Childcare, Medical Office Assistant, Legal Assistant and Community Support Worker

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESPs. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

I am grateful for all the support and encouragement from the lovely people of Bredin College, Spruce Grove. I will always remember their kindness and unending patience in helping each student to succeed.
Ela Francisco

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Learning, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

As a Bredin College student and graduate, you will benefit from the resources and rich network of employer connections we’ve developed over the years. Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

Is a Rewarding Career in Early Childhood Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are interested in learning more about a career in Early Childhood and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070

*Program length when completed in normal time.