Early Childhood Education Certificate

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of early learning and child-care settings. Through study of such topics as Child Development; Child, Family & Community; as well as practical exposure through practicum placements at child-care agencies, students gain the knowledge and experience needed to become early childhood educators. Graduates receive an Early Childhood Education Certificate (Basic) I certification.

This program is designed for those who wish to qualify as early childhood educators in daycare or preschool centres. You may work as an assistant while attending classes. The program does not qualify students to teach in the public school system. The successful completion of 12 core courses and three practicums (approximately 19 weeks of practicum time) is required for licensing by the Community Care Facilities Branch.

This program is accredited with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency.

Admission Requirements: Secondary school (grade 12) graduation or equivalent, or acceptance under mature student regulations. Record of previous education, appropriate references, complete application form. All prospective students to the ECE program must go through the application process which includes an interview with our program coordinator and completion of our application package. All students must be accepted to the program by our program coordinator before they may register. Application session dates are listed on the back of this sheet.

Duration: 908 hours/43 weeks

Program Courses: 12 core courses and 3 practicums – approximately 19 weeks of practicum time.
Please note that supply fees apply to all core courses excluding practium, ($20.00 each) for a total of $240.00

  • ECE01 Child Growth & Development I
  • ECE02 Child Growth & Development II
  • ECE03 Foundations in ECE
  • ECE04 Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • ECE05 Creative Art
  • ECE06 Curriculum I
  • ECE07 Curriculum II
  • ECE08 Language and Literature
  • ECE09 Guiding Behaviour
  • ECE10 Music & Movement
  • ECE11 Math, Science & Technology
  • ECE12 Child, Family & Community
  • ECEP01 Practicum I
  • ECEP02 Practicum II
  • ECEP03 Practicum III

FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS

All information sessions are held at Ridge Meadows College

Early Childhood Education Application Session
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm

To register please contact the Ridge Meadows College reception desk at 604-466-6555 (ext. 203) or by e-mail at rmc@sd42.ca