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Early Childhood Education Diploma



Early Childhood Education Diploma

Early Childhood Education Diploma - Winnipeg Manitoba

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years full-time (20 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $9,150 per year (2020/21) // $8,900 per year (2019/20)
  • books
    $770 Year 1; $390 Year 2 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $100 (2020/21)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years full-time (20 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $15,700 per year (2020/21) // $14,950 per year (2019/20)
  • books
    $770 Year 1; $390 Year 2 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $100 (2020/21)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund; $800-$1200 Health Insurance
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

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Students who desire careers as Early Childhood Educator IIs (ECE IIs) will acquire the knowledge and skills required to work with children, aged newborn to 12 years old, through this provincially accredited* and comprehensive diploma program.

Working closely with instructors, and in groups, students develop their understanding of child development, guiding techniques, and play-based curriculum, including art, music, literature and science, while learning to create and implement meaningful, age-appropriate, culturally diverse and inclusive programming for children.

Work practicum opportunities throughout the program allow students to apply these lessons in various childcare settings (pre-schools, nursery schools, Headstart programs, as well as other child and family resource facilities) and master their skills working with children. And MITT’s Work Skills Series workshops provide students a strong foundation in employability and essential skills to help them transition seamlessly from classroom to career.

*This program is provisionally accredited by the Child Care Qualifications and Training Committee (CCQTC) as meeting the qualifications for Early Childhood Educator Level II designation.

Who it is for

This program is ideal for individuals who enjoy working with young children, helping them grow, learn, and explore the world around them.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

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Tuition

  2020/21 2019/2020
Domestic $9,150 per year $8,900 per year
International $15,700 per year $14,950 per year

Entrance requirements

Manitoba high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent, including:

Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 65 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Start dates

Next Start Dates:

  • Fall 2020 (September start, Day) 
  • Winter 2021 (January start, Day) 

*Please note that the Early Childhood Education Diploma program runs every Fall (annually) and every second Winter (biennially).

Class time:

  • Days, 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

(Times subject to change)

Please visit the Admissions home page for current program availability.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Entrance requirements

High school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent. International applicants must meet the general entrance requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study. Applicants must also meet the program-specific requirements, including:

Senior level Math with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
Senior level First Language Literature with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

*All high school grades will be converted to an equivalent Manitoba grade scale.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

Start dates

Next Start Dates:

  • Fall 2020 (August start, Day)
  • Winter 2021 (January start, Day) 

*Please note that the Early Childhood Education Diploma program runs every Fall (annually) and every second Winter (biennially).

Class times:

  • Days, 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

(Times subject to change)

Please visit the Admissions home page for current program availability.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Specializations

Upon successful completion of this ECE diploma program, students will be eligible to apply for the Early Childhood Educator Level II certification. Click here for details on requirements and the application process.

Work practicum

This program offers eligible students work practicum experiences in both years so they can see a variety of children’s programs and delivery, as well as practice and master their own skills and interactions with children.

Verification of a valid co-op work permit authorization must be provided to MITT prior to the start of a work practicum. The following clearances are also required prior to each practicum:

  • Police Information Check (PIC)
  • Vulnerable Sector (VS) check
  • Child Abuse Registry check
  • First Aid and CPR certification

See the work practicum outline for details on all eligibility criteria and general expectations.

MITT does not guarantee a work practicum placement and, in such situations, may explore alternative options for program completion with a student. MITT also reserves the right to assign students to out-of-town placements. Students will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation costs associated with the assigned placement. Successful completion of all practicum credits is required for a student to graduate from the program.

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