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Build Foundations for Bright Tomorrows with Douglas College’s Early Childhood Education Diploma Program
build foundations for bright tomorrows with douglas college’s early childhood education diploma program

Build Foundations for Bright Tomorrows with Douglas College’s Early Childhood Education Diploma Program

About the Early Childhood Education Diploma 

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma program at Douglas College teaches students how to work effectively with young children during their formative years. The ECE program will explore various educational philosophies and approaches to teaching, how to create developmentally appropriate curriculum plans that cater to the needs and interests of children, and various health and safety considerations specific to infants, toddlers and pre-school-aged children.   

Program information

  • Faculty: Applied Community Studies
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Credits: 60.00
  • Length of program: 4 semesters
  • Delivery: Full-time, part-time
  • Campus: Coquitlam, BC

What you’ll learn

Examples of courses offered in this program include:

  • ECED 1241 – Positive Guidance in Early Childhood Programs
  • ECED 1200 – Growth and Development: Preschool Years
  • CMNS 1110 – Workplace Writing for Applied Community Studies
  • ECED 2361 – Indigenous Worldview and Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 2401 – Individual Planning for Children with Diverse Abilities
  • ECED 2455 – Special Needs Perceptorship

Academic requirements

All applicants for admission to the College must satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • British Columbia secondary school graduation or equivalent;
  • One course short of British Columbia secondary school graduation or equivalent;
  • Nineteen (19) years of age or older on the first day of the first semester of attendance;
  • Seventeen (17) years of age on the first day of the first semester of attendance, and has
    not been enrolled at a school for a minimum of one year;
  • Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years or has received an Evergreen or Leaving School Certificate

In addition, students must satisfy the following to be considered for the ECE Diploma program: 

  • Be age 18 by December 31st of the year entering the program
  • Applicants who have completed 9 or more post-secondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission to any ACS program.

References and Criminal Record Check Requirements

  • Two letters of reference from individuals who are unrelated to the applicant are required.
    • References should have known the applicant for a while; one year or even less than a year is not recommended.
    • Overseas references are acceptable.
    • References need to be submitted using their own form. A random letter-style reference is NOT acceptable.
  • Students are also required to submit a work/experience form.
    • This requirement is designed for their future benefit, particularly for scenarios like applying for a co-op work permit.
    • Work/volunteer experience should be within one year of the application submission date and should not be one of the two reference persons. 
    • Overseas experience is acceptable.
  • Criminal Record Checks and Medical Declarations can be completed once a student receives acceptance into the program.

It is recommended that students bring their home immunization records to Canada.

See here for a full breakdown of the program requirements. 

English language requirements

Students must demonstrate proficiency in English by providing proof of completing one of the following:

  • Douglas College English Assessment
  • TOEFL iBT (in-person or online) – minimum score of 83
  • TOEFL Essentials – minimum score of 9 (no score below 8 on any individual section)
  • IELTS – minimum overall band test score 6.5 (academic module only)
  • Duolingo English Test Minimum overall score of 110.  Official test scores must be sent directly to Douglas College

See here for a complete list of accepted tests and scores. 

Did you know?

The ECE diploma qualifies graduates to apply for two provincial licenses to practice as both an Early Childhood Educator and a Special Needs Educator. This qualification equips them to work in provincially-licensed preschools and child-care centers. Additionally, the flexibility of online courses allows individuals to learn at their convenience.

Those looking to further their studies can return to Douglas College for a post-diploma certificate in Infant and Toddler Care, and then can apply for a third license as an Infant/Toddler Educator. Credentials also transfer directly into the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. 

Future career opportunities

Between now and 2031, more than 12,410 job opportunities for early childhood educators are expected to arise in British Columbia. Survey results indicate that 93% of individuals who graduate from Douglas College with a degree in Child and Youth Care are employed in the field upon completing their studies.

Graduates can:

  • Work as an educator at a daycare or preschool
  • Start their own daycare business
  • Become a teaching assistant or teacher’s aide at an elementary school
  • Become an early childhood educator instructor
  • Work in a school board for kindergarten classrooms
  • Work as a childcare/education consultant

Sources: Douglas College – Early Childhood Education (Diploma), 10 Careers in Early Childhood Education

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