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STEP 3. Preliminary Review

The Early Learning and Child Care Program will review your Application for Classification as a Child Care Worker and required documents. The Early Learning and Child Care Program will compare your international education to Manitoba education requirements to determine if your education is equivalent to Child Care Assistant (CCA), ECE II or ECE III.

 

A. If it appears that you may qualify for ECE classification: The Early Learning and Child Care Program will advise you to complete STEP 4. Credential Assessment. The Early Learning and Child Care Program can classify you at the CCA level while you are waiting for the credential assessment, so that you are able to begin work immediately.

 

B. If you do NOT qualify for ECE classification: The Early Learning and Child Care Program will classify you as a Child Care Assistant (CCA). The Early Learning and Child Care Program will mail you a CCA certificate and a letter that explains why you do not qualify for ECE classification.

timeline The CBA/PLA program takes 6 – 8 months to complete. Fees There is no tuition fee for the CBA/PLA program. Books and resources are available for free. If there is additional gap training required, you will be responsible for covering the cost of courses, etc. Cost of post-secondary courses can range anywhere from $200 - $500. Participants can inquire about a training grant to help cover some of the costs.

The Early Learning and Child Care Program can provide you with recommendations about how to upgrade to an ECE II classification.

The Early Learning and Child Care Program may also mail you a brochure for the Competency Based Assessment/Prior Learning Assessment (CBA/PLA) program. If your education is related to child care, you may be eligible to apply for this program after working in a licensed child care facility in Manitoba for two years. The program is for child care assistants who:

  • have earned a degree or diploma from inside or outside of Canada that is related to child care (such as Bachelor of Education in Elementary or Early Years, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Human Ecology in Family Social Sciences), and
  • have worked in a licensed child care facility in Manitoba for two years or longer.

The CBA/PLA program results in ECE II classification and the right to enter further programs to attain ECE III classification.

pdf iconCBA/PLA Program and Policies Info Sheet (PDF)
pdf iconCBA/PLA Program and Policies Brochure (PDF)

 

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Early Learning and Child Care Program 210-114 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4

Email: cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca Phone: 204-945-0776 Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754 Fax: 204-948-2625

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

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