Next program begins on August 19, 2024 
Start your application early to secure your place in line.

PLAR: Fast Track Program for Experienced Early Childhood Educators

Your previous ECE experience counts. Learn how you can accelerate your Diploma, saving time and money. 

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Night classes
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Online classes
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Prior learning recognized
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Work during study
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Acceler- ated
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Paid practicum
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Payment plan available

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be employed at an ECE facility
  • Must have Level 1 Classification
  • 1 year and 1080 hours¬†experience in Nova Scotia
  • Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
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Program Features

  • Accelerated program
  • Work full time while studying 
  • Study on your own schedule
  • 2 practicums at your work
  • 2 practicums self-study 
  • Graduate with your Diploma 
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  • Earn your ECE Diploma 
  • Level Two Classification
  • Combine your diploma with an existing or future degree to qualify for level three classification 



  • Work normal business hours
  • Typically have holidays off
  • Find steady work (not seasonal)
  • Full-time employment


Eligible Jobs

Early Childhood Educator, Inclusion Coordinator, Pyramid Model Coach, Family Home Childcare Consultant, ECE Practicum Advisor, ECE Instructor, Pre-Primary Educator, ECE Support in Pre-Primary, Centre Director, Centre Manager, Assistant Director, Home Operator, Owner / Operator, Private Nanny and many more.

Expected Income

$21.43 / hour is the salary floor for Level 2 Classification ECE in a licensed childcare facility. Learn more about salaries and wages here.

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Have questions? Need help with your application?

Hi, I’m Shawna and I’ve been working as an Early Childhood Educator or ECE for over 10 years. I want to offer my help and support as you embark on your own career in Early Childhood Education.

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