Registration for Fall 2024 is now closed. Next registration will open in November.

Where Flight comes to life.

Curious about how Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework can be implemented in daily practice alongside other educators?
Join the thousands of early childhood educators across Alberta who have taken the Flight Course.

Introducing The Flight Course

Exploring Early Childhood Curriculum (ECDV 0100) is a free online course that provides a professional learning opportunity to early childhood educators or program administrators in Alberta licensed and approved programs. The course is a 22-week non-credit course available in English and French, with specific sections for Out of School and Family Day Homes. An Early Learning and Child Care diploma, or Level 3 certification is recommended to take the course.

Introductory video

This course has been a positive experience.

The readings, the discussion posts, and the writing assignments, as well as the collaborate classes have rekindled my energy and enthusiasm in regard to planning with a purpose for the children. My co-worker and I have had many discussions about the different topics and we have been making changes to our classroom as we go.

Fall 2021 Course Participant

Flight has taught me to slow down and truly listen to children.

That all children are mighty learners and citizens, they all have wonderful dispositions to learn. It also gave me the ability to use professional language in my daily practice.

Winter 2021 Course Participant

This course has inspired me to be more creative and daring.

The word mighty has truly inspired me to be a mighty co-learner, co-researcher and co-imaginer of possibilities myself.

Winter 2021 Course Participant

I can say I became a more reflective educator,

believing that children are mighty learners, observing and noticing each child's dispositions to learn, understanding the importance of environment and materials in enhancing the learning/teaching, capturing the best learning moments through the pedagogical documentations.

Winter 2021 Course Participant

Reflecting and making the meaning of children's involvement has taught me

how we can see the potential children have as mighty learners and citizens. I learned how I can be a facilitator and an agent for extending children's exploration and knowledge.

Winter 2021 Course Participant

The most significant thing that I learned from this course

is to be reflective in my practices, how to do pedagogical documentation processes and apply what Flight is all about in my work and daily experiences.

Winter 2020 course participant

Course Information

This initiative is funded by Alberta Children’s Services and provided by the MacEwan University Flight Research Team.

For more details visit the Course Related Questions.

Sample course schedule

Are you interested in taking the course?

Expressing your interest is easy. Click “I’m Interested” below (for best results, use Google Chrome). If there’s a spot in the course, you will receive an email from MacEwan with additional instructions in approximately three to six weeks.

Fall 2024 Flight course registration is here!