Program Description

This 11-month Certificate program lets students explore the dynamic field of child development, learn about the role of the professional early childhood educator, create early education curricula, practices, and stimulating learning environments that are sensitive to the developmental needs and interests of the young children.

Program Summary

Length

11 months

Offered

September to July

Credits

59.0

Credential

Certificate

Format

Full-time

Schedule

Mon-Fri, 9am-4 pm

Practicum

425 hours: Mon –Fri, 9am-5pm

Transferability

·  59 credits to Aboriginal Special Needs Educator Diploma at NEC

·  59 credits Aboriginal Infant and Toddler Educator Diploma at NEC

University Transfer

This certificate program is transferrable to our diploma programs in Aboriginal Special Needs Educator Diploma or Aboriginal Infant and Toddler Educator Diploma programs. You have the option to complete these diploma programs as a combined diploma program.

After completing the NEC diploma programs, they are transferrable to the third year of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education Degree at Capilano University or to the University of British Columbia, 39 credits are transferrable to the Bachelor of Education – NITEP – Indigenous Teacher Education Program.

Career Path

Students who have successfully completed the program can apply for 1 year Certificate To Practice ECE in BC and begin working under the supervision of a certified Early Childhood Education provider. Upon completion of 500 hours of paid or volunteer work, they can apply to the ECE Registry for 5 year certification. The certificate courses are also transferable to the post-basic ECE programs in Infant and Toddler Care and Special Needs Education offered at many local colleges.

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including childcare centres, non-profit agencies, and First Nation communities. Positions may include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Special Needs Educator
  • Infant and Toddler Educator

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Criminal Record Check
  • TB test Negative
  • Doctor’s note of good health and mental and physical  fitness to work with young children

Please note: Interview with Program Coordinator will be required

Mature Applicants

  • 21 years old or older
  • Written assessment with 60% or higher
  • Two Reference Letters
  • CRC clearance
  • TB test Negative
  • Doctor’s note of good health and mental and physical  fitness to work with young children

Please note: Interview with Program Coordinator will be required

Course Schedule

Term 1 - September

ECE 101

Human Growth & Development I

4

ECE 102

Foundations of Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 103

Creative Arts for Young Children

3

ECE 104

Observing & Recording Young Children

3

ECE 113

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

1

ECE 106

ECE Observation Practicum

3

 

Term 2 - January

ECE 114

Individual Project

2

ECE 111

Guiding and Caring for Young Children

3

ECE 112

Human Growth & Development II

4

ECE 115

Practicum Preparation Seminar I

1

ECE 116

ECE Block Practicum I

4

ECE 120

Early Learning Framework

3

ECE 121

Interpersonal Communication

3

 

Term 3 - April

ECE 110

Creative Movement & Music

3

ECE 122

Socials, Science & Math and Technology

3

ECE 123

Language & Literature

3

ECE 125

Practicum Preparation Seminar II

1

ECE 126

ECE Block Practicum II

4

ECE 127

Family & Community Relations

3

ECE 128

ECE Advocacy

3

 Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$5,350.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$2010.00

Lab

$200.00

UPass

$451.00

Total Cost

$8,161.00

 

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:
Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org