Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is designed for people who want to work with young children in child care centers, preschools, day camps and with any other childcare services. Our desire is to inspire tomorrow’s education to stop, think and learn. To create inclusive, learning-rich environments integral to the children’s’ well-being and to establish a depth in understanding how play and relationships are integral in the child’s learning process.
Graduates from this program can work as Early Childhood Education once they apply for and are granted a certificate from ECE Registry. The certification by the Ministry of Education and Child Care provides students with a basic foundation of the knowledge and skills needed to work in early childhood educational settings (ages birth to five years).
|Early Childhood Educator
|Early Childhood Educator Assistant
|Focuses on training individuals to become certified and licensed ECE teachers who can lead a classroom and create curriculum for young children
|Focuses on training individuals to assist licensed ECE teachers in the classroom by providing support in areas such as activity planning and supervision
|Allows you to open your Daycare and earn upto $29 as an ECE
|Earn upto $23 as an ECEA
|Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of early childhood education settings, such as preschools, daycares, and kindergartens
|Graduates are qualified to work as teaching assistants in early childhood education settings
|More opportunities for career advancement and higher salaries due to increased responsibilities and qualifications
|Fewer opportunities for career advancement beyond teaching assistant positions
|Requires 10 Months to complete
Requires 1.5 Months to complete
Graduates from this program cam work as Early Childhood Educator once they apply for and are granted a certificate from ECE Registry. This program makes you eligible for ECE Certification*.
After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work as:
*ECE Certification requires submission of completed recognized ECE program and there are additional requirements for certification.
Earn up to $25.00* per hour as an Early Childhood Educator + $6 Government Top Up
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank
Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more). Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:
Additionally, students will be required to complete the following third-party certificates prior to graduation:
|Title of Course/Practicum Component
|# of Hours
|Child Care Growth and Development I
|Child Care Growth and Development II
|Guidance and Caring
|Foundation and Philosophy of ECE
|Pedagogy and BC Early Learning Framework
|Early Childhood Education I
|Early Childhood Education II
|Early Childhood Education III
|Fostering Outdoor and Nature Play
|Health, Safety and Nutrition
|Practicum I Observation and Recording
|Total # of Hours
Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.
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