Capital College

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Early Childhood Education Diploma

his program offers students the knowledge and skills to work in licensed childcare settings such as preschools and daycares, and to contribute to the well-being of children, families and their community. The course content meets the requirements of the Early Childhood Educator Registry to obtain the ECE License to Practice and Infant/ Toddler License to Practice. This program also offers students University general courses which will assist them in progressing into a Bachelor degree.

  • Academic: 923 hours
  • Practicum: 669 hours

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

Learning outcomes

Upon completing all the requirements for graduation students will receive:

At the end of this program, you will have developed the necessary knowledge and understanding of various philosophies within the early childhood field and the practice experience to become a competent early childhood and infant & toddler educator.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old.
  • Grade 12 English OR equivalent: IELTS academic 6.0,
    or 70% score on the Capital College English placement test CAAT (Canadian Adult Achievement Test) Level C or has successfully completed the Capital College LEC program.
  • Interview with the Director of Student Affairs.

Required documents

  • Diploma and transcript in English for High School or Junior College graduate. Transcript and diploma/ certificate in English for Bachelor’s degree holder;
  • Three English letters of references testifying to the suitability of the applicant for work in the early childhood field;
  • Written Interview;
  • Two recent 1” x 1” photos;
  • Photocopy of ID;
  • Physician’s Health Declaration;
  • A Valid Canadian Criminal Record Check Clearance issued by Criminal Records Review Program

Program Highlights

  • This 2 year Diploma program offers students including:
    *University General Courses – 12 credits
    *ECE-Basic Courses – 36 credits
    *ECE-Post-Basic Courses 19 credits
  • At the end of this program you will become a competent Early Childhood and Infant & Toddler Educator.
  • This program also offers students general University courses which will assist them in progressing into a Bachelor degree program.
  • May waive more than 50 credits into the Bachelor degree of ECE program at certain Canadian public universities.

Couse Outline

  • EDUC 166 - 40 hours
    Child Development 1
  • EDUC 267 - 50 hours
    Child Development 2
  • EDUC 170 - 30 hours
    Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • EDUC 173 - 90 hours
    Curriculum 1 - Play
  • EDUC 273 - 90 hours
    Curriculum 2 - Learning to Look ​
  • EDUC 179 - 45 hours
    Guiding Behavior
  • EDUC 274 - 60 hours
    Advanced Curriculum
  • EDUC 276 - 112 hours
    Practicum 1
  • EDUC 277 - 136 hours
    Practicum 2
  • EDUC 278 - 186 hours
    Practicum 3
  • EDUC 350 - 48 hours
    Advance Child Growth and Development
  • EDUC 348 - 50 hours
    Program Planning for Infant and Toddlers
  • EDUC 370 - 45 hours
    Advanced Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • EDUC 371 - 45 hours
    Child, Family and Community for Infant and Toddlers
  • EDUC 321 - 45 hours
    Advanced Administration
  • EDUC 373 - 30 hours
    Reflective Teaching
  • EDUC 349 - 235 hours
    Infant and Toddlers Practicum

Heath and Safety

The College ensures the health and safety of all staff, students and community by following the official guidelines set out by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia; local health and safety authorities.

TheCOVID-19 safety and response plans developed by the institution are intended to provide a comprehensive safety plan and support the return of international students. The intent is to mitigate risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plans apply to domestic and international students; faculty and staff; community and the public; and external contractors.

There are ongoing updates to the regulations regarding entering Canada due to the COVID-19 situation.

International students on study permits continue be allowed into Canada for institutions assessed to have appropriate measures in place to ensure that the students who attend the institution can meet applicable obligations with respect to the mandatory quarantine.   Please refer to the website below and/or contact the College for updates.


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