This new delivery option leverages Lethbridge College’s more than three decades of Early Childhood Education expertise in a highly flexible format designed specifically for students already working in the field.

In as little as three terms (starting in January), students can continue to work in the child-care sector, learn research-based practices and immediately apply theory at their jobs.

Early Childhood Education program

Learn while you work

The internship certificate gives students working in early learning and child-care settings choices about how and where they want to learn:

  • Classes are scheduled in the late afternoon so students can spend most of the day at work to maintain their income.
  • Students can attend classes in person or join class synchronously online. Wherever they are, they will be part of a cohort that learns together.
  • A few courses will be offered in an asynchronous online format so students can learn when it fits their schedule.

Financial Support

As employees in early learning and child-care settings, they and their employers can apply for financial support:

  • The Canada-Alberta Job Grant. The employer can apply to access two-thirds of the cost of tuition, textbooks and fees up to $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year.
  • Child Care Professional Professional Development Funding. The employee/student can apply for up to $1,500 a year which can go toward their tuition. The employer can apply for a paid release time grant to help fill the hours when your employee is in class.