Assiniboine Community College introduces new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workplace program

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Assiniboine Community College is introducing a new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workplace program in 2021. The program is intended for those who are currently employed by a child care centre and have two years’ experience in the field.

The college is currently accepting applications for the ECE Workplace program, which will begin on February 22, 2021. The program will allow students to remain working at the centre they’re currently employed with, attending classes two days a week.

“The Workplace iteration of the ECE program takes into account the students’ prior experience in the field, which allows the program to be delivered in a condensed format,” said Karen Hargreaves, Dean, School of Health & Human Services.

“While the program runs for a duration of two years, similar to the standard ECE program, having two days in classes per week as opposed to five, means students continue working as they complete the program.”

There will be cohorts in both Brandon and Boissevain, Man., with 25 and 15 seats available, respectively. Students who complete the program will receive a diploma in Early Childhood Education which will allow them to apply for their ECE Level 2 classification.

“Trained and certified workers in this field are in high demand. This new program helps fill these needs with individuals who have already dedicated time to getting to know this profession,” said Teresa Russell, Chairperson, Early Childhood Education.

Important updates, information, and checklists for prospective applicants are available at assiniboine.net/ece under the Workplace Education tab.

(ACC News Release)