A student who completes the Early Childhood Educator CVE program can work in childcare centres or continue with course work at Red River College leading to the Early Childhood Educator II (ECE II) or ECE III designations. Students will learn child development theory focused on infancy and toddlerhood. Through course work and job placement experience they will develop skills in providing health and safety, nurturing care and an environment within which young people can grow creatively, physically and intellectually. Students who complete this CVE program with an overall grade of 65% or greater can apply to enter directly to term 2 of the four term ECE program at Red River College (see RRC website).
This CVE program begins in grade 11 (second semester) and finishes in grade 12 (first semester).
Students can earn up to 8 high school credits toward graduating high school. The program is open to high school students as well as those who have already graduated or left school.
All in a day’s work… this CVE program is a combination of in-class theory and on-the-job training. You will gain hands-on practice three or four days per week in a work practicum at a childcare facility– so when a potential employer asks if you have any experience, you can confidently answer… YES I DO!