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Early Childhood Care & Education in the School of Education and Childhood Studies


  • IMPORTANT DATES
    Self-reporting grades for BC high school students currently in grade 12 January 16 - March 31, 2018
    Application submission deadline March 31, 2018 
    Document submission deadline May 31, 2018 
    Letters of offer to ECCE program sent via email  June 1 - 15, 2018

    The Early Childhood Care & Education program at Capilano University offers students the choice of a two-year diploma or a four-year degree. Both programs offer a range of academic and education courses combined with practicum to prepare students to work in a variety of early learning settings.


    Education courses in the first two years meet the requirements of the British Columbia ECE Registry for the ECE Certificate to Practice; Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice and/or the Special Needs Certificate to Practice.

    The ECCE degree is a pathway to elementary teacher education programs at SFU and UBC. 

    Students can be enrolled either full-time or part-time. Classes are offered in a variety of modes, including face to face, mixed mode, on-line and as summer intensives.

    The ECCE program has an active student club and many ECCE students are involved in CapU campus life. Please visit our FaceBook page to see current ECCE relevant campus events - Capilano University Early Childhood Education.

    Read more about the history and development of the ECCE Department at CAPU.

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  • "The degree program has been an amazing opportunity for me to begin to explore philosophy of education and ethics in education. This complex theory has shaped my image of the child, the teacher, curriculum, community and culture. It has lead me to question the foundations of my practice and the norms of practice in the field of early childhood. While the theory we study, discuss and question is challenging and sometimes existential I believe that it speaks to the fundamentals of education and human relationships. I am proud that there is now a forum for this type of thoughtful engagement in early childhood practice and I would recommend this degree to all early childhood educators."
    - Lucy Angus, student, Bachelor of ECCE program