Applied Early Learning and Child Care

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure 

Quality Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) embraces a philosophy that children thrive in developmentally appropriate, child-centered play programs that use a problem-solving approach to guidance. Keyano College's Applied ELCC Certificate program incorporates this philosophy, providing students with the skills and credentials needed to work in the childcare field.

Delivered in an apprenticeship style, students will benefit from both theoretical learning in the classroom and periods of on-the-job education in childcare centers. Practical experience is gained with children, developing best practices for childcare at each stage of a child's development.

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Admission Requirements

 High School Diploma (or equivalent) 


  • A  minimum of 50% in English 30-1 OR
  • A minimum of 65% in English 30-2.
 Mature Students
Mature students (students who are 21 years or older) with less than a high school diploma are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered after their overall strengths have been determined through a combination of an interview with ELCC staff and the College Entrance Assessment.
 English Language Proficiency
  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS – minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60
  • MELAB – minimum score of 80 
  • Duolingo - minimum score of 95
  • PTE (academic) - minimum score of 50

See our Credit Calendar for other ways to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement.

 Pre-Practicum Requirements
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check must be submitted on the first day on Orientation Day and applied for no earlier than the second week of July.
  • Child Care First Aid must be completed (often completed during the first week of class with department) before students begin their first practicum.

Tuition and Fees

 Full Time Fees 2023-2024
Full Time Fees 2023-2024
Full Time FeesWinterSpringFall
Tuition  $2,157.00 $1512.00 $2,157.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 - *$126.00
Campus Rec Fee $70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $3.36 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $21.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $95.00 $95.00 $95.00
Total Fees $405.92 $189.36 $420.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$2,577.92 ***$1,701.36 ***$2,577.92
Total Cost Per Year     $6,857.20


Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website
** These programs have a mandatory Spring semester if students intend to graduate on time.
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

Program Structure

Current students, please use your Program Registration Guide when registering for courses.

CourseCourse TitleCredits
Term I Session I ( 4weeks)
CHSD 101 Child Development I 3
CHSD 104 Guiding Children's Behaviour 3
Term I Session II (4 weeks)
ELCC 131 Work Integrated Learning I 3
Term I Session III (4 weeks)
ENGL 100 Written Composition  3
Term I Session IV (4 weeks)
ELCC 132 Work Integrated Learning II 3
Term II Session I (4 weeks)
ELCC 106 Learning Through Play 3
ELCC 123 Creative Experiences for Young Children 3
Term II Session II (4 weeks)
ELCC 133 Work Integrated Learning III 3
Term III Session I (4 weeks)
CHSD 201 Child Development II 3
ELCC 102 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 3
Term III Session II (4 weeks)
ELCC 134 Work Integrated Learning IV 3
Term III Session III (4 weeks)
ELCC 206 Planning for Play 3
Term I Session IV (4 weeks)
ELCC 135 Work Integrated Learning V 3