Community and Human Services Non-Credit Courses
Early Childhood Education Orientation (ECE 1001)
This introductory course provides the minimum training required by
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education in order to work as a child daycare
worker. The course is 140 hours in length and has an emphasis on the
content and best practices in three core areas child guidance, play and
exploration and health, safety and nutrition. It also incorporates the
Ministry’s Play and Exploration Early Learning Program Guide, the
curriculum framework for all early childhood programs in the province.
This course is based on the same foundation that guides the SIAST Early
Childhood Education certificate program (ECE II) and diploma program
(ECE III). Students who complete the course and are subsequently
accepted into the SIAST Early Childhood Education certificate program
will receive credit for 3 courses.