Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education

  • New Sections for EDUC 121, 159, 183, 240 and 251 have now been added, and those students who were shortlisted from the waitlists have been issued Departmental Overrides for the new sections.  If you wish to enroll in any of these courses and have received a Departmental Override, please register as soon as possible to secure your seat. Registration for the new sections will be open to all students as of Friday, July 29th.

    FALL 2016 APPLICATIONS:  Closed
    Interested students should apply to the Fall 2017 term as of Sept. 6th, 2016 when applying to any CapU ECCE programs.

    paints on tableThe Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education offers students a range of academic and education courses that support students in thinking deeply with theory and practice in the early years. The program explores current and global issues in the early years; examines pedagogical practices and engages with current research and theory. Three core threads, Curriculum, Childhoods and Leadership and Advocacy, represent the focus of the education courses offered in the degree. Each of these threads is woven throughout the degree inviting students to engage in critical-reflective practice, working to create classrooms of social justice and equity for children and families. 

    As a faculty we are inspired in our own teaching by Carlina Rinaldi who calls for a ‘powerful educator ’ who is able to work with powerful children. ‘This ‘powerful’ educator, Rinaldi (2006) explains, is "open to the unexpected, one who engages in learning with the child as a researcher in order to be open to possibilities in the project of education”. (p. 125)   

    Education courses in the first two years meet the requirements of the Early Childhood Educators Registry, Ministry for Children and Family Development for the ECE License to Practice; Infant/Toddler License to Practice and/or the Special Needs License to Practice. 

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

    Students can be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student. Classes are offered as face to face; mixed mode, on-line and summer intensives. Students may enter the degree as first year students or transfer in at the second or third year from other post-secondary institutions.

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