Mount Royal University

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Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E 6K6
403-440-6111
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Telephone: 403.440.3303
Toll Free: 1.877.676.0686
Website: http://www.mtroyal.ca

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

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Play is more than just fun. It’s an important building block in the development of young children. The two-year Early Learning and Child Care Diploma program gives you the skills to make a living by playing — and learning — in a variety of roles. You’ll learn how to create a safe and stimulating play environment for children from infancy to age 12.
Experience wanted
You will gain knowledge and practical experience in a variety of areas, including:

  • early childhood education
  • learning through play
  • nutrition and health
  • communicating with children and parents

More earning power
You can earn approximately $4 more per hour with an Early Learning and Child Care diploma at accredited child care centres. Graduates are qualified for Child Development Supervisor Certification through the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Office.
Career choices
Graduates are in high demand, and you will find a variety of work in child care facilities, kindergarten programs, agencies and private practice. Your job title could be:

  • Early childhood educator (ECE) — with a solid understanding of how children learn, you can help children develop and build their self-esteem. You will primarily be working with children between the ages of two and five.

Bachelor of Applied Child Studies

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Bringing out the best in children and youth can bring out the best in you. Make a difference — improving the lives of others, and improve your own life with a rewarding career. The Bachelor of Applied Child Studies is a unique four-year program that prepares you to plan and implement a wide range of support programs for children, youth and families. Through intensive study and paid work experience, you’ll work with diverse groups of children, lead fun and educational initiatives and contribute to the community in a lasting way.
Experience wanted
Child studies courses provide you with knowledge and practical skills, including:

  • assessment and intervention
  • leadership
  • critical analysis
  • communication
  • professional practice

So many ways to learn
The curriculum includes simulation, role playing, discussion groups and interactive practical learning. Both faculty and industry experts will share their expertise with you.
Career choices
Graduates can manage programs, conduct research and take a leading role in the development of new child- and youth-centred initiatives. You will find work in government and non-governmental agencies.
Your job title could be:

  • Child development facilitator — work at a child centre helping children develop through such activities as art projects, storytelling, reading, gardening and music
  • Early childhood educator (ECE) — with a solid understanding of how children learn, you can help children develop and build their self-esteem. You will primarily be working with children between the ages of two and five.
  • In-home support — work with families who have special needs due to the extra strains of caring for a child with severe disabilities.

Certifications

Students who complete the Bachelor of Applied Child Studies are also eligible for:

  • Level III Certification through the Alberta Day Care Staff Qualifications Board
  • The Children’s Mental Health Certificate, a valuable program for those who work with children and youth with mental health problems

For more information on Children's Mental Health Extension Certificate :

http://mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/ContinuingEducation/healthhumanservice/mentalhealth/index.htm