Finishing a program in early childhood education is an important step towards becoming licensed to practise as an Early Childhood Educator in BC.
Childhood care and education is a naturally rewarding and challenging career. It is full of opportunities to help children and families learn and grow.
A natural ability around young children is only the first step in the career journey. Professional caregivers face a variety of behavioural, organizational, and personal challenges. This program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to help every child get the most from their time spent in your care.
Graduates in Early Childhood Care and Learning may go on to work with young children in a variety of settings, including:
The Early Childhood Care and Learning program provides comprehensive practical skills and theoretical understanding.
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Successful completion of Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples with a minimum “C” grade) or equivalent.
Note 1: Upon acceptance into the program, you must provide documents certifying current immunization and TB screening, in addition to a Self-Health Report. These must be on official forms that are included in the ECCL information package and must be submitted prior to the start of the program.
Note 2: You’ll have to undergo a criminal record search, Schedule B, through the Ministry of Justice. Any costs are your responsibility.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
The estimated cost for this program is $4,760.
These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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