Early Learning and Childcare Program

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Are you ready to take the next step in your career in childcare?

Train Alberta offers Early Childhood Educator training with comprehensive Certificate and Diploma programs. Our evening and weekend classes are led online by experienced instructors, teaching Government of Alberta licensed and approved curriculum. Whether you are in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, or the Northwest Territories, our training will prepare you to advance in your ECE career.

Completion Time: 1 Year

In one year, you can upgrade your certification and bring your new skills to work. Our Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma programs are each 52 weeks, including practicum.

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If you do not have a Level 1 Certificate, you can enroll in the Level 2 Certificate program. You will receive your Level 1 qualifications after you complete your first 3 classes

Why choose our Early Learning and Childcare programs?

Working and learning:

Our programs are part-time and are taught two evenings each week and every other Saturday. This schedule gives you the ability to continue to work and maintain a healthy balance with life and education. If you are employed in a licensed childcare facility, you can even complete your practicums where you work.

Personalized attention:

We have small class sizes so that you can better engage with your instructor and other students. These small classes provide more opportunities to ask questions and practice course material

Learning from experienced instructors:

Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds in Early Learning and Childcare, these diverse experiences ensure that you are learning from experts and professionals.

Financial Assistance for Students

By accessing financial aid and assistance, you can invest in your education without worrying about how you will pay for it.

As a Train Alberta college student, you can apply and receive student loans or grants from your province or territory. If you are located in Alberta, you may also be eligible for Professional Development Grant Funding.

Train Alberta and the Government of Alberta have partnered to help with Professional Development Grant Funding applications. Email for more information at info@trainalberta.com.

Career Opportunities

When you receive your Level 2 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma, you can earn more income and will be prepared to advance in the field. You can then pursue a variety of childcare roles, including:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator Supervisor
  • Program or Facility Director
  • Special Education Assistant

Childcare positions at daycare and day homes are in high demand and additional education improves your job security and stability.


Our college programs are online and instructor-led. You can complete your learning activities anywhere in Canada including Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories.

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