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Early Childhood Education Diploma



Early Childhood Education Diploma

An early childhood education tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year is available through the Canada-Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement. Click here for full information.

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
  • Tuition1
    Paid each year of a 2-year program:
    $4,633

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years full-time (20 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Tuition1
    Paid each year of a 2-year program:
    $17,850

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

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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 Bridging to Work workshops provide students a strong foundation in employability and essential skills to help them transition seamlessly from classroom to career.

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

A tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year is available to help cover tuition-related costs for students in Early Childhood Education programs. MITT students qualify for this reimbursement.

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, attending part-time or full-time in a recognized ECE program in the 2023/24 until 2025/26 academic years, and commit to working for two years in Manitoba’s licensed ELCC sector following graduation.

For full information including application deadlines, and to download the application forms, visit the Province of Manitoba website.

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.

Course information
Career information

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.

Students needing to upgrade any of these high school requirements may contact one of MITT’s Adult Learning Centres (ALC).

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

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements

To determine practicum eligibility, this program has established practicum clearance requirements. Please review the information on our Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements webpage before applying to this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Fall 2024 September Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Winter 2025 January Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Spring 2025 May Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition Year 1: $4,633
Year 2: $4,633
Fees Year 1: $500
Year 2: $425
Estimated Textbook Costs2 Year 1: $950
Year 2: $950
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
Year 1: $1,600
Year 2: $600
Estimated Program Cost $14,291

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the program information 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.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

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 65 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.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements

To determine practicum eligibility, this program has established practicum clearance requirements. Please review the information on our Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements webpage before applying to this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Fall 2024 September Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Winter 2025 January Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Spring 2025 May Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition Year 1: $17,850
Year 2: $17,850
Fees Year 1: $500
Year 2: $425
Health Insurance Year 1: $1,003.75
Year 2: $984.50
Estimated Textbook Costs2 Year 1: $950
Year 2: $950
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
Year 1: $1,600
Year 2: $600
Estimated Program Cost $42,713.25

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the program information 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.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

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 required for practicum:

  • Police Information Check (PIC) clearance
  • Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check clearance
  • Child Abuse Registry Check clearance

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

Work practicum is a mandatory component of this program. Students must meet all program eligibility criteria to qualify for practicum. MITT does not guarantee practicum placements when students do not meet eligibility criteria (including having a valid co-op work permit) or when sufficient placements are not available. In such situations, MITT will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

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.

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