Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma

Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies

Credential
Diploma

Program Highlights

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

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Both

Program Requirements and Outlines

Required Courses

Required:

100-level course as defined by the program

EAP 090 EAP 3 12.00 credits
EAP 100 English Academic Purposes 4A 3.00 credits
EAP 101 English Academic Purposes 4B 3.00 credits
EDUC 173 Curriculum Development I 3.00 credits
EDUC 178 Caring & Learning Settings 3.00 credits
Required Courses Credits Required 30.00

ECCE 100 Level Courses

Required:
EDUC 121 Intro to Centre Administration 3.00 credits
EDUC 159 Inclusive Group Settings 3.00 credits
EDUC 166 Child Development I 2.25 credits
EDUC 168 Child Development II 3.00 credits
EDUC 173 Curriculum Development I 3.00 credits
EDUC 178 Caring & Learning Settings 3.00 credits
EDUC 179 Guiding Young Children 3.00 credits
EDUC 183 Curriculum Development II 3.00 credits
EDUC 190 Applied Theory - Practicum I 3.00 credits
ECCE 100 Level Courses Credits Required 27.00

ECCE 200 Level Courses

Required:
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 200 Level Courses Credits Required 18.50

ECCE 300 Level Courses - Infant Toddler/Special Needs

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
EDUC 348 Programming for Under Three's 3.00 credits
EDUC 354 Inclusive Practice 3.00 credits
Choose 5.00 credits from the following list:

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.

EDUC 349 Infant/Toddler Practicum 5.00 credits
EDUC 390 Inclusive Practice Practicum 5.00 credits
ECCE 300 Level Courses - Infant Toddler/Special Needs Credits Required 8.00

Breadth Requirements

Required:

ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher

 

University-level Elective

ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies 3.00 credits
Breadth Requirements Credits Required 9.00

Program Notes

C- is the minimum acceptable grade in all courses within the diploma. Students must also meet the university graduation requirements.

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

August 7

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

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Contact

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Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
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School of Education & Childhood Studies


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