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Early Learning & Childcare Diploma

This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop competencies in such areas as child development, interpersonal relations, curriculum content, family studies, exceptional children, and program management.

Program Overview

The importance of the early years in a child's development is well established. There is a critical need for a variety of programs for children and families and for trained staff to ensure children's developmental needs are being met. The Early Learning and Child Care Program trains professionals to work with children from birth to eight years, with some related preparation for working with children from eight to twelve years of age. Throughout the program, there is an emphasis on developing caring relationships with children and families.

Post Graduate Work Permit Eligible (PGWP)
Alberta Advantage Immigration Program Eligible (AAIP)

Why should you enroll?

At Robertson, we understand that choosing the right college for your international education is a big decision. That’s why we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Our team will help you decide the right program for you based on your abilities, skills and goals. You’ll have support through the whole process as you work towards a meaningful career.

  • Continuous Support. Our ongoing student and career services will help the admissions and enrollment process go smoothly.
  • Industry-leading Instructors. We hire experts in their field who have real-world experience in your chosen industry.
  • Focused and Practical. Our programs are designed in collaboration with industry experts to give you the most relevant information you’ll need to start your career in Canada.
  • Hands-On Training. Your campus classes will give you hands-on experience and you’ll apply your new skills hands-on in a real Canadian workplace during your practicum placement.
  • Supportive Environment. Learn alongside like-minded international students and instructors in a supportive classroom environment.
Program Details
In Classroom (First 4 weeks of this program will be delivered in a Hybrid format)
18 Months (Subject to change)
Next Intake: May 2024 (Calgary)
The two-year accelerated Early Learning and Child Care Program provides comprehensive training for individuals seeking to specialize in the field of child development, specifically targeting children ranging from birth to eight years of age, with additional preparatory components for working with children aged eight to twelve. A key focal point of this program revolves around the cultivation of nurturing relationships with both children and their families, thereby fostering a supportive and compassionate environment.
Program length are subject to change.
Earn your Red Deer Polytechnic Diploma at Robertson College
Robertson College has partnered with Red Deer Polytechnic for the ultimate experience for international students.
Admission Requirements
A minimum of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 65% in ELA 30-2, or equivalent or A minimum score of 250 on the Reading component, 250 on the Writing component and 5 on the WritePlacer Test; OR Previous completion of three College-level courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Government requires people who work directly with young children to have a current immunization record and a Police Information Check. Information about obtaining Criminal Record checks will be provided to students after they have been admitted to the program. Some programs may require medical examinations, as well.

International Students who are admitted to this program must complete their Medical Authorization as required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada one month prior to the start of classes.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency in addition to the program admission requirements. All English Language Proficiency tests must have been obtained within two years of the start date of the program. Approved tests are: IELTS academic and Duolingo
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Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.


Taking the Course

Earn a diploma learning face to face at either our Calgary or Edmonton campus.


Entering the Workforce

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