Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma
Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies
The Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Diploma gives students the competencies and knowledge required to work with children under the age of five in licensed preschools and childcare centres.
Education courses in the diploma meet the requirements of the Early Childhood Educator Registry for the ECE Certificate to Practice; Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice and/or the Special Needs Certificate to Practice. Students who successfully complete an ECCE diploma are eligible to apply to the degree program.
Students in the diploma program are eligible to apply to the ECE Registry (Ministry of Children and Family Development) for the following credentials:
- ECCE Basic Certificate
- Infant Toddler Certificate
- Special Needs Certificate
- 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.
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 - Infant Toddler/Special Needs
Total credits: 8.00
|Choose 3.00 credits from the following list|
|EDUC 348||Program Planning, Physical Care and Safety for Infants and Toddlers||3.00 credits|
|EDUC 354||Planning for Inclusive Practice||3.00 credits|
|Choose 5.00 credits from the following list|
|EDUC 349||Applied Theory Infant/Toddler Practicum||5.00 credits|
|EDUC 390||Applied Theory: Inclusive Practice Practicum||5.00 credits|
|Note: Students are required to take a total of 8.00 credits from either the Infant Toddler stream or the Special Needs stream. Only courses from one stream will be accepted as credit towards the diploma.|
Total credits: 9.00
|ENGL 100||University Writing Strategies||3.00 credits|
|ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher||3.00 credits|
|University-level Elective||3.00 credits|
Total program credits: 62.50
C- is the minimum acceptable grade in all courses within the diploma. Students must also meet the university graduation 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
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples. Recommended but not required: 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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