Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education Degree
Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) offers students a range of academic and education courses that blend theory and practice in the early years, engaging with research and theory.
Three core threads are intertwined throughout the degree: Curriculum, Childhoods, and Leadership and Advocacy. Students are invited to engage in critically reflective practice, working to create classrooms of social justice and equity for children and families.
Courses in the first two years meet the requirements of MCFD for:
- ECE Certificate to Practice
- Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice, and/or
- Special Needs Certificate to Practice
The ECCE degree is a pathway to elementary teacher education programs at SFU and UBC.
- Demonstrate pedagogical practices that are connected to contemporary theoretical approaches of learning, thinking and teaching in the field of early childhood care and education.
- Work collaboratively with children, families, colleagues and community to provide relevant and responsive caring and educational experiences.
- Use ethical pedagogical practices that demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to local and global issues related to early childhood care and education.
- Engage in pedagogical practices that demonstrate mastery of the competencies required to be licensed and employed as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Note: Fees are subject to change.
ECCE 100-Level Courses
Total credits: 27.00
|EDUC 121||Introduction to Centre Administration||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 159||Working with Young Children in Inclusive Group Settings||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 166||Child Development I||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 168||Child Development II||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 173||Curriculum Development I||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 178||Caring & Learning in Early Years Settings||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 179||Guiding Young Children||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 183||Curriculum Development II||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 190||Observing & Recording: Thinking with the E.L.F.||3.00 credits|
ECCE 200-Level Courses
Total credits: 18.50
|EDUC 240||Advanced Child Development||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 244||Theoretical Perspectives||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 251||Centre Operations||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 276||Applied Theory - Practicum I||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 277||Applied Theory - Practicum II||3.50 credits|
|EDUC 281||Family, School and Community||3.00 credits|
ECCE 300-Level Courses
Total credits: 31.00
|EDUC 373||Inquiry-Based Learning in ECCE||3.00 credits|
|Choose 16.00 credits from the following list|
Note: Students are required to take two of the following options for a minimum of 16 credits.
|a) Infant Toddler (IT): EDUC 348 Program Planning, Physical Care and Safety for Infants and Toddlers (3.00 cr), and EDUC 349 Applied Theory Infant/Toddler Practicum (5.00 cr)||8.00 credits|
|b) Inclusive Practice (IP): EDUC 354 Planning for Inclusive Practice (3.00 cr), and EDUC 390 Applied Theory: Inclusive Practice Practicum (5.00 cr)||8.00 credits|
|c) Advanced Practice I: EDUC 381 Applied Theory: Advanced Practice in Early Years I (5.00 cr), and EDUC or department approved non-EDUC credits at the 100-level or higher (3.00 cr)||8.00 credits|
|d) Advanced Practice II: EDUC 382 Applied Theory: Advanced Practice in Early Years II (5.00 cr), and EDUC or department approved non-EDUC credits at the 100-level or higher (3.00 cr)||8.00 credits|
|e) Coursework: EDUC at the 300- or 400-level||9.00 credits|
|Choose 12.00 credits from the following list|
|EDUC 375||Early Childhood: Children, Culture and Globalization||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 376||Global Perspectives on Literature and Literacy||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 379||Pedagogista Studies: Role of the Pedagogista||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 380||Advanced Studies of the Pedagogista||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 383||Curriculum - Outdoor Environments||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 384||Curriculum: Numeracy in the Early Years||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 385||Advanced Curriculum Studies||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 386||Pedagogista Studies: Engaging with the West Coast||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 388||The Pedagogical Practice of Pedagogical Narrations||3.00 credits|
ECCE 400-Level Courses
Total credits: 21.00
|Choose 12.00 credits from the following list|
|EDUC 470||Issues and Perspectives on Young Children, Families & ECCE||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 471||Leadership, Advocacy and Policy in ECCE||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 472||Contemporary Issues in ECCE||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 473||Teacher as Researcher||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 474||Social Justice and Ethics in ECCE||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 476||Atelierista Studies: Studio Research in ECCE||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 477||Atelierista Studies: Young Children and the Arts||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 483||Curriculum: Outdoor Environments II||3.00 credits|
Total credits: 24.00
|ENGL 100||University Writing Strategies||3.00 credits|
|ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher||3.00 credits|
|Quantitative/Analytical course||3.00 credits|
|University-level Elective 100-level or higher||15.00 credits|
Total program credits: 121.50
Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 27 4 p.m.
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and three Academic Grade 12 courses. Admissions preference may be given to students with English Lit 12 as one of the three academic Grade 12 courses.
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).
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