ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education

Program Description

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The Essential Skills for the Indigenous Early Childhood Education Level 1 program helps adults develop foundational literacy, as well as essential life and workplace skills, while also providing an introduction to Indigenous early childhood education.

The intent of the Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is to:

  • Encourage learners to create positive life changes beyond the classroom
  • Provide opportunities for learners to upgrade their skills
  • Provide essential workplace skills training
  • Provide training and certification for three Indigenous ECE courses

The Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education program will be offered in seven locations across Saskatchewan:

  • La Ronge
  • Lloydminster
  • North Battleford
  • Prince Albert
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Yorkton

Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed Grade 10 or Adult 10
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and out of school for at least one year
  • For Mature Admissions, CAAT testing is required
  • Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector screening

Tuition and Fees

There is no cost to attend Adult Basic Education programs at SIIT. Once accepted, program staff will help you to secure Provincial Training Allowance (PTA).

What to Expect

Delivery Method

This course is mostly classroom learning for six hours per day.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate.

If you have been approved for Provincial Training Allowance (PTA), you must maintain a 90% attendance to remain eligible for funding.

Graduation

If you complete the Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education program, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Career & Post-Secondary Opportunities

Completing the Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education Level 1 program at SIIT will prepare you for a career in Early Childhood Education, or to pursue Post-Secondary programs in a related field.

Applicants will be eligible to apply for their Saskatchewan certification in Early Childhood Education Level 1 (ECE Level 1). Those who receive their ECE Level 1 certification can work over 65 hours or more per month in a childcare centre.

Fall 2021 - Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 1 - Prince Albert

Program Length: 12 weeks
Start Date: 12/13/2021
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Prince Albert
Location: Prince Albert Campus - ECE Program
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Academic Requirements: Grade 10/Adult 10/Mature Admission. Those under mature admission must be 18 years of age and out of school for at least 1 year and complete an academic assessment. Non-Academic Requirement: Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.
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Fall 2021 - Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 1 - Saskatoon

Program Length: 12 Weeks
Start Date: 12/13/2021
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon Campus - ECE Program
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Academic Requirements: Grade 10/Adult 10/Mature Admission. Those under mature admission must be 18 years of age and out of school for at least 1 year and complete an academic assessment. Non-Academic Requirement: Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

Fall 2021 - Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 1 - Regina

Program Length: 12 Weeks
Start Date: 12/13/2021
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Regina
Location: Regina Campus - ECE Program
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Academic Requirements: Grade 10/Adult 10/Mature Admission. Those under mature admission must be 18 years of age and out of school for at least 1 year and complete an academic assessment. Non-Academic Requirement: Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

Fall 2021 - Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 1 – Yorkton

Program Length: 12 Weeks
Start Date: 12/13/2021
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Other
Location: Yorkton - ECE Program
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Academic Requirements: Grade 10/Adult 10/Mature Admission. Those under mature admission must be 18 years of age and out of school for at least 1 year and complete an academic assessment. Non-Academic Requirement: Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

Fall 2021 - Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 1 – Lloydminster

Program Length: 12 Weeks
Start Date: 12/13/2021
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Other
Location: Lloydminster - ECE Program
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Academic Requirements: Grade 10/Adult 10/Mature Admission. Those under mature admission must be 18 years of age and out of school for at least 1 year and complete an academic assessment. Non-Academic Requirement: Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

Fall 2021 - Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 1 – North Battleford

Program Length: 12 Weeks
Start Date: 12/13/2021
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Other
Location: North Battleford - ECE Program
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Academic Requirements: Grade 10/Adult 10/Mature Admission. Those under mature admission must be 18 years of age and out of school for at least 1 year and complete an academic assessment. Non-Academic Requirement: Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

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