Your voice matters. It's tough to stress just how important it is for you, as an ECE, to support your provincial association and have a voice on issues of importance to you. We depend on the size and strength of our membership to allow us to engage, plan and advocate for system changes and further public investment in the ELCC sector.

Red Deer Polytechnic - Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Certificate Information Session

Are you currently employed in the child care field? Would you like to know more about how to earn an ECE Leadership Development certificate while you work?   Or are you an early learning and child care employer who would like to encourage your employees to enhance their leadership skills and position themselves for future promotions?  Please join Red Deer Polytechnic for a Virtual Q & A  on April 19th  at 7 pm to learn more about this exciting new delivery model. 

To join the Q & A session, go here.

Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Certificate

New 1-year certificate starting in September 2023 at Red Deer Polytechnic! 

The one-year Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn the theory and practices associated with a leadership role in the Early Learning and Child Care profession. Courses will explore contemporary ideas of management, relationships, curriculum, and pedagogy from the context of a leader. Through an immersive workplace learning experience, most learning will be in the students' Early Learning and Child Care workplace and supported by online learning. 

Program Content

ECEL 3001 - Leading in Context
ECEL 3002 - Ethics, Advocacy & Professionalism
ECEL 3003 - Organizational Leadership
ECEL 3004 - Human Resource Management
ECEL 3005 - Business Operations
ECEL 3006 - Family and Community Relationships
ECEL 3007 - Learning Environments & Curriculum
ECEL 3008 - Pedagogical Leadership

More information about this unique, new delivery model can be found on the program website, or by emailing set@rdpolytech.ca.