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).
Build the knowledge and skills to shape the lives of children in your community. Earn your ECE (Early Childhood Education) certification in under 1 year.
After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work as:
Earn up to $24.00* per hour as an Early childhood educator
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:
|Course #||Title of Course/Practicum Component||# of Hours|
|ECE010||Child Care Growth and Development I||45|
|ECE020||Child Care Growth and Development II||45|
|ECE030||Guidance and Caring||60|
|ECE040||Foundation and Philosophy of ECE||60|
|ECE050||Pedagogy and BC Early Learning Framework||50|
|ECE080||Early Childhood Education I||60|
|ECE082||Early Childhood Education II||30|
|ECE084||Early Childhood Education III||30|
|ECE060||Fostering Outdoor and Nature Play||30|
|ECE070||Health, Safety and Nutrition||30|
|ECE110||Practicum I Observation and Recording||112|
|Total # of Hours||969|
Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.
|1||Tuition Fee||$16500||Domestic Students|
|5||Tuition Fee Rebate||– $2390|
|1||Tuition Fee||$20500||International Students|
|5||Tuition Fee Rebate||– $2390|
* eBooks (Electronic Text Books) will be provided.
**This scholarship is subjected to some academic requirements of the program.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.
Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.
In BC, an Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate program can take 8 to 12 months to complete, while a diploma program can take up to 2 years.
The hourly wage for ECEs in BC ranges from minimum wage to over $30 per hour, depending on experience, education, and other factors.
The salary of an ECE in BC varies depending on factors such as experience, education, and location. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, the median hourly wage for ECEs in BC is $20 per hour + $4 Government Top-up
Whether ECE is considered a hard course or not depends on the individual’s abilities and preferences. For some people, it may be more difficult than others, but with effort and dedication, anyone can succeed.
An Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree is not required to become an ECE in BC. However, having a degree in ECE or a related field may lead to more job opportunities and higher pay.
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