CO-OP/Practicum Information

The practicum integrates theory and practice in the work environment. You will participate in four practicums as you work your way through the Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma program.

Please ensure you have completed the prerequisite courses before you register.

The School of Continuing Education (CE) only offers the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) option for practicums. If students do not meet the qualifications for the RPL Practicum please contact the Early Childhood Education Day Program for further information. The RPL practicums are offered  based on instructor availability and on an as needed basis for individual students. Please contact the CE Educational Assistant at 204-631-3367 for more information.

To be eligible to register for the RPL Practicum, the following must be completed: 

  1. Successfully complete all relevant theory courses
  2. Submit letter(s) from employer(s) confirming you have worked a total of 2 years in the role of an ECE. Part time hours will be considered if they equal 2 years fulltime.
  3. Submit Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) Check and Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) Check documents, dated no more than six months prior to you attending the practicum. Further information on the Checks can be obtained from our website: Police Information Check 
    Students must submit original documents prior to registering for the practicum. For more information, contact the Educational Assistant at 204-631-3367. 
  4. Submit your RRC photo identification card

Students living outside of Winnipeg
If you do not live in Winnipeg or within a radius of 80 kilometres of Winnipeg, you will need to discuss your practicum options with the Educational Assistant. If you are planning to register for your practicum, please contact the Educational Assistant at 204-631-3367. Every effort will be made to place students as close to their locale as possible; however, you may be required to complete your practicum at an alternate location.

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