FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS EARWF-DP Early Childhood Education Workplace


This version of the Early Childhood Education - Workplace program will no longer be accepting new students effective Fall 2021.

Please visit the new Early Childhood Education - Workplace program webpage for the revised program. 

  • Two-year diploma
  • February and September entry dates
  • Delivered at:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
    • Steinbach Campus, Steinbach
    • Winkler Campus, Winkler
  • Optional joint degree with University of Winnipeg 
  • Credit transfer opportunities:
    • Athabasca University
    • Louis Riel and Seven Oaks School Divisions ECE Programs (high school credits)
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Manitoba
    • University of Victoria
    • University of Winnipeg
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info. 

This is an accelerated program in which you attend classes two full days per week and work at your centre the other three days. Your practicum is completed in the workplace. To apply to this program, you must be currently employed, and have a minimum of one year of full-time employment, in a licensed early learning and child care centre (infant, preschool, or school age), licensed family child care home, or an approved alternate.

The program integrates the knowledge and experience of employed CCAs in providing quality childcare in the community. You will study practice based on:

  • A child-centred focus
  • Play-based curriculum
  • Child development
  • Guidance techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Family Relations
  • Professionalism

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program information session. Although optional, it is highly recommended you attend. You may also be asked to participate in an individual interview.

Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to competently plan learning experiences that stimulate the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of young children.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), gap training, and seminars are all part of this intensive program. Credit will be granted for related full-time, Continuing Education, Distance Education, or RPL courses taken within the acceptable transfer time. You will be exempt from attending school on the scheduled days of credited courses.

Information Sessions

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