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The Early Learning and Child Care diploma program at CDI College is the right place to get the theoretical and practical skills you need to start a career in child care.

In the program, you’ll learn through a combination of lectures, group discussions, hands-on practical experience, video presentations, and guest speakers.

You’ll gain the important skills all early childhood educators need, including learning about child development, play, communication and child/family/community relations, and program planning.

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to support healthy development of children through child-centred learning practices.

This program meets the instructional and practicum hours as set down by Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch. Graduates of this diploma program will meet the program requirements to obtain the Child Development Worker certification through Alberta Human Services, Early Childhood Development Branch.

Throughout the program, students participate in two practicum placements in different environments, totaling 760 hours, which help ensure they’ll be ready to start their new career in child care upon graduation.

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