EARCF-DP Early Childhood Education

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. Academic Communication (ACA) or English Language Assessment (ELA)
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (ACA or ELA) is appropriate for your situation
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet required levels
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
    • If you meet one of the following English Language Requirements, complete the Academic Communication Assessment:
      • Successful completion of an equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction
        or
      • Completion of all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction but you did not complete three years of high school
        or
      • English Language Requirement Option 1 or 2
        or
    • If you do not meet the above English Language Requirements, complete one of the following approved English language assessments at the required levels:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
        Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8
        or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.0
      • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts.
        and
  3. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  4. Recent Volunteer or Work Experience
    • Submit a completed Early Childhood Education Program Volunteer/Work Experience (ECEPV/WE) form confirming completion of 40 hours of recent relevant volunteer or work experience
    • Relevant volunteer or work experience means work in a licensed early learning and child care centre (infant, preschool or school age), licensed family child care home, or an approved alternative
    • To be considered recent, these hours must have been completed within the two years prior to application
    • Applicants for the joint ECE / Developmental Studies program who have successfully completed RRC's PRAC-2006 Practicum 2 course within the last two years are not required to complete these hours. Please indicate completion of PRAC-2006 on the ECEPV/WE form
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying.  Submission of this item is due by July 15

Louis Riel and Seven Oaks School Divisions ECE Programs
Students who successfully complete a high school Early Childhood Education program in the Louis Riel or Seven Oaks School Division may be eligible for entry directly into Term 2 of this program if they apply within 5 years of completion of the high school program. Admission requirements are:

  • Minimum average grade of 65% in the high school ECE program
  • Successful completion of the high school ECE program practicum placement according to the ECE Practical Skills Assessment (PSA)
  • Successful completion of RRC’s Academic Communication Assessment or an approved English Language Assessment (Regular Admission Requirement 2 above)
  • Submission of an Applicant Declaration for Checks Document form (Regular Admission Requirement 3 above)

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Grade 12 English
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in one credit of Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 4

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

Prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit the following:

  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)

If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

For more information visit https://www.rrc.ca/supports/student-records/police-information-check/

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