A diploma in Early Childhood Care and Learning provides opportunities for graduates to work with infants and toddler or children requiring extra support.
Early childhood 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.
The diploma will prepare you with skills to work with infants and toddlers and children with diverse abilities.
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.
Graduates of the diploma can apply for a certificate to practice as an Infant/Toddler Educator and/or a Special Needs Educator from the Early Childhood Educator Registry in BC.
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 $9,168.
These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.
*The cost of this certificate is variable by course
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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The estimated cost for this program is $30,700.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.