Prior Learning Assessment, Early Childhood Education

Your experience counts. Makes sure it’s recognized.

Individuals with previous experience in the field of early childhood education can have their qualifications recognized, free of charge, to earn their Childcare Education diploma more quickly.

The Collège Nordique recognizes up to 60% of the hours in the Childcare Education program leading to the Childcare Education diploma.

Before starting this process, you must:
  • Have at least six months of work experience in the early childhood field
  • Fill out the self-assessment form
  • receive the admission email from the College and complete the registration form
  • Pay a fee of $1,800. Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut residents will be reimbursed the full $1,800 at the end of the process, regardless of the outcome, provided they complete the process. For financial support to pay the fee, please contact us at
During the process, you must:
  • Produce a portfolio
  • Take a written exam
  • Be interviewed by a panel of experts
  • Submit a professional reference
If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact us at

The prior learning assessment process is a joint offering of Collège Nordique and Collège La Cité
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