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A Description of Post-Secondary Early Learning and Child Care Programs in Alberta

July 2019The Muttart Foundation

Across Canada, the capacity of provincial and territorial governments to advance the delivery of high-quality early learning and care services rests, in large measure, on their ability to develop and support better qualified early childhood educator workforces. The following report, prepared with the input of post-secondary faculty, provides a description of early learning and care programs of study across Alberta. It concludes with the outline of some preliminary strategies to increase the number of students who graduate with early learning and care credentials, while also seeking to raise the quality of these qualifications.

MTF 2019 Strategies to Advance Educational Preparation

Engaging Alberta Municipal Level Governments in Support of Early Learning and Care

December 2016The Muttart Foundation

Through a review of the role of municipal level governments in supporting early learning and care, this paper presents arguments and raises questions on the possible roles Alberta municipal level governments might play, and the responsibilities they might take on, to advance the public management, planning and delivery of services.

Engaging Alberta Municipal Level Governments

Advancing the Educational Preparation and Professional Development of Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Workforce

Family Day Home Regional Discussion - A Record of Stakeholder Discussions

October 2015The Muttart Foundation

In May 2015, the Muttart Foundation sponsored a regional meeting of Family Day Home stakeholders to consider how best to advance the educational preparation and professional learning of Alberta’s early learning and care workforce. The regional consultation discussed the growing body of research that looks at the formal educational preparation and professional learning of the early childhood education and care workforce, considered the implications of this research for certified early childhood educators and certificated teachers in Alberta and explored possible options to increase the capacity of those staff who work with young children to respond to the growing educational and social demands placed upon them. The consultation participants recorded their individual responses to the discussion questions on worksheets and these were collected and transcribed to provide a record of the discussions.

Family Day Home Final Report May 12, 2015

Advancing the Educational Preparation and Professional Development of Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Workforce

Alberta Consultation Transcription Reports

June 2015The Muttart Foundation

In April 2015, the Muttart Foundation sponsored four regional stakeholder consultations to consider how best to advance the educational preparation and professional learning of Alberta’s early learning and care workforce. The regional consultations discussed the growing body of research that looks at the formal educational preparation and professional learning of the early childhood education and care workforce, considered the implications of this research for certified early childhood educators and certificated teachers in Alberta and explored possible options to increase the capacity of staff who work with young children to respond to the growing educational and social demands placed upon them. These reports include the transcriptions from those consultations.

Edmonton Transcription Calgary Transcription Grande Prairie Transcription Lethbridge Transcription FINAL Alberta ECEC workforce consultations summary discussion paper

Advancing the Educational Preparation and Professional Development of Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Workforce

October 2014The Muttart Foundation and Dr. Rachel Langford

Advancing the Educational Preparation and Professional Development of Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Workforce Summary Report. The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper (and summary report) to begin the process of rethinking how the Alberta early childhood education and care workforce might best be developed to meet the needs of children and their families. The paper considers the knowledge, skills and competencies early childhood educators (including certificated teachers) require to deliver high-quality learning and care for children below the mandatory school age, as well as the educational preparation and professional learning requirements that supports these bodies of knowledge, skills and competencies. Dr. Rachel Langford, Director of the School of Early Childhood Studies, at Ryerson University, served as the lead researcher and writer for the paper and worked closely with Muttart Foundation staff in its development.

Alberta Full Report Alberta Summary Report