Programs

Whether you want to upgrade your credentials or take your first steps in your Early Childhood Educator career, NSCECE's online & in-person programs can fit your lifestyle.

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Streamlined Certificate

Online ECA Certificate

  • Upcoming program:¬†

January 20, 2025

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm¬† - 3 evenings/week
  • Delivered¬†¬†online¬†¬†
  • Two guided workplace experiences¬†
  • Level 1 staff are eligible for QIG funding wage contribution
  • Payment plan available for individuals or centre sponsored
  • Student loan eligible
  • Eligible for Continuing Education reimbursement funding program¬†
  • Graduate with¬†ECA Certificate¬†
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Eligible for $5000 bursary

On-Site ECE Accelerated Diploma Program

  • Upcoming program:¬†

September 3, 2024

  • Accelerated 12 month program
  • Daytime classes
  • Delivered on campus
  • 5 days a week
  • Four 4-week traditional unpaid practicum placements 8 hours daily
  • Student loan eligible
  • Graduate with¬†your Diploma¬†
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Eligible for $5000 bursary

ECE Diploma Program Online

  • Upcoming program:¬†

October 7, 2024

  • 16 months to complete
  • Daytime classes
  • Delivered online¬†
  • 4 hours a day¬†/ 5 days a week
  • Four 4-week traditional unpaid practicum placements 8 hours daily
  • Student loan eligible¬†
  • Graduate with your ECE Diploma
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NEW! Study at Your Own Pace

ECE Hybrid Diploma

Top features

  • Upcoming program:

April 7, 2025

  • 25 months to complete
  • 6:30 pm -9:30 pm 1-2 evenings/week¬†
  • Four 4-week practicum placements 8 hours daily
  • Payment plan¬†available
  • 50% asynchronous (Self-study, recorded lectures)
  • 50% delivered online
  • Student loan eligible¬†
  • Eligible for Continuing Education reimbursement funding program¬†
  • Workplace practicum may be available¬†
  • Graduate with¬†your Diploma¬†¬†
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For Level 1 ECEs

PLAR ECE Diploma Program Online

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  • Upcoming program:¬†

August 19, 2024

  • 14 months to complete
  • Need level 1 classification
  • Evening classes, 3 nights/week 6:30-9:30
  • Work full time while studying¬†
  • 2 practicums at your work
  • 2 practicums self-study¬†
  • Graduate with¬†your Diploma¬†
  • Student Loan eligible
  • Eligible for Continuing Education reimbursement funding program¬†
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Are you an experienced ECE?

Understanding PLAR 

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) allows the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you have already gained through on-the-job training, formal education, and life experience to be assessed and counted as credit toward your ECE program.  

In other words, you already have a lot of the expertise that makes an ECE successful. Our team will work with you to help you demonstrate your expertise and gain the recognition you deserve.

The NSCECE uniquely specializes in PLAR with a staff facilitated and peer supported model that allows you to demonstrate your prior learning and receive credit for 50% of your program's content. 

Having your previous experience recognized saves you time and money by not having to retrain in skills you already have!

 

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Course Descriptions
(Diploma Programs)