- Red River College
- Université de Saint-Boniface
- Advanced Diploma in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education
- Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Stream C is an expansion of a long-standing, joint program between The University of Winnipeg (UW) and Red River College (RRC). By combining the resources of both institutions, students are able to earn both a two-year diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at RRC and a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Studies (Child Development and Child Care) at UW in a four-year period of full-time study. Stream C is a professional program particularly designed for those who wish to pursue the area of early childhood development and those who seek classification as an Early Childhood Educator III under the regulations of Manitoba Family Services and Labour. For more information, visit the RRC website, or contact Jane Botting, Student Records Officer, RRC, at 632-2328.
Graduates of the two-year ECE program from USB also receive 30 credit hours of advanced standing towards a BA in Developmental Studies. The University recognizes the USB and RRC programs as equivalent. For more information, contact Louise LaFlèche, Coordinatrice. Éducation de la jeune enfance, École technique et professionnelle, Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 avenue de la Cathédrale, Saint-Boniface (Manitoba) R2H 0H7. Telephone: 1-204-233-0210 extension 735, sans frais: 1-888- 233-5112. E-mail: LLafleche@ustboniface.mb.ca or visit: www.ustboniface.mb.ca
The new Advanced Diploma in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education is a leadership-development program designed for childcare professionals who already have experience in the childcare field, e.g., childcare directors, educators, advocates, policy analysts, trainers, and supervisors. This advanced diploma provides a unique combination of courses from the PACE Professional Studies Program Area and Developmental Studies, Stream C. The Advanced Diploma includes the following courses: DEV-3100(3) The Child, Family and Social Policy; DEV-3610(3) Topics in Leadership in Early Childhood Education; and DEV-3630(3) Advanced Internship. Students are encouraged to download the handbook that can be found on the PACE website (click on the link above to go to the site).
Students must apply for the Advanced Diploma in Leadership in ECCE through the Professional, Applied and Continuing Education and, at the same time, complete an application for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science (only one admission fee will be charged). Original documentation must accompany the applications for admission. For more information, consult the UW PACE website, or contact Ashlie Wilson at 982-1179, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students admitted to the Advanced Diploma in ECCE must complete the PACE courses prior to registering for the three Arts and Science degree-credit courses and obtain permission from academic advisor, Barbara Read. Students who have completed the PACE courses and are ready to register for the degree-credit courses should contact Barbara Read a minimum of 3-6 months prior to the start date of the degree courses to initiate the Faculty of Arts and Science admission and registration process.
Students receive a waiver of the prerequisite PSYC-2200(3) Developmental Psychology I, only for DEV-3100(3). The Child, Family and Social Policy. Students receive a waiver of the prerequisites listed in the course descriptions for DEV-3610(3) Topics in Leadership in Early Childhood Education and DEV-3630(3) Advanced Internship.
- Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE), Director of Professional Studies Program: Kim Loeb: 982-1169; email@example.com
- Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE), Program Manager of Professional Studies: Ashlie Wilson: 982-1179; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Developmental Studies Program Director: Dr. Louesa Polyzoi, 786-9841; email@example.com
- Student Services, PLAR Coordinator/Adult Learner Advisor: Barbara Read 786-9767; firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAR is an educational initiative that allows those individuals with extensive experience in the childcare field to obtain credit for equivalent university-level knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom. PLAR uses valid, rigorous assessment methods which ensure that learning worthy of credit has taken place. For further information, consult the UW General Calendar, go to adultlearner.uwinnipeg.ca, or e-mail Barbara Read at email@example.com