Students residing within the province of Newfoundland & Labrador

Prospective students living outside the province of Newfoundland & Labrador cannot enroll in the ECE online program by Distributed Learning. Only students residing within the province, and who meet eligibility requirements, will be considered for admission to the ECE DL program.


Eligibility for admission to the Early Childhood Education program by DL requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:

  1. High School: Provincial High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% average in nine level 3000 credits or equivalent.
  2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition: Comprehensive Arts and Science Certificate.
  3. Adult Basic Education (ABE): Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile) with an average pass mark of 60%.
  4. Mature Student Requirements: Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements. For more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.

For important details on the required documentation please refer to: ECE by Distance - Additional Documentation for Admissions.


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Applicants currently working in a regulated child care service

Applicants must submit a current copy of the following program documentation:

  • Clear certified criminal records check (issued by RCMP) or clear criminal records screening certificate (issued by RNC).
  • Clear vulnerable sector records check (issued by RCMP/RNC).
  • Current record of immunization or Statement of Immunization .

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to the start of a field placement, students must submit to Student Services, a current copy of at least an emergency level (one day) diploma/certificate in first aid and CPR dealing with children. A list of approved first aid training providers can be found on the Workplace NL website.

Once admitted into the program, a student who does not enroll in courses for six months or more, must re-submit a current copy of all of the above required ECE program documentation.

Applicants not working in a regulated child care service

Applicants must submit a current copy of the following program documentation:

  • Clear certified criminal records check (issued by RCMP) or clear criminal records screening certificate (issued by RNC).
  • Clear vulnerable sector records check (issued by RCMP/RNC).
  • Current record of immunization or Statement of Immunization

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to the start of a field placement, students must submit to Student Services, a current copy of at least an emergency level (one day) diploma/certificate in first aid and CPR dealing with children. A list of approved first aid training providers can be found on the Workplace NL


Once admitted into the program, a student who does not enroll in courses for six months or more, must re-submit a current copy of all of the above required ECE program documentation.



Contact Us

For any questions regarding course selection or questions relating to the academic side of the ECE DL program, please contact:

Carla Conway, Instructional Coordinator
Email: carla.conway@cna.nl.ca
Phone: (709) 793-4470

Gail King Hynes, Instructional Coordinator
Email: gail.hynes@cna.nl.ca
Phone: (709) 637-8630