The Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education offers students a range of academic and education courses that blend theory and practice in the early years, engaging with research and theory.
Three core threads are intertwined throughout the degree: curriculum, childhoods, and leadership and advocacy.
As part of your training, you'll be invited to engage in critically reflective practice, working to create learning environments of social justice and equity for children and families.
You’ll also explore teaching approaches in your field placements that will help you master the competencies required to be licensed and employed as an early childhood educator in British Columbia.
Courses in the first two years meet the requirements of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) for:
- ECE Certificate to Practice;
- Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice; and/or
- Special Needs Certificate to Practice.
This early childhood education degree is a pathway to elementary teacher education programs at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
Build relationships and educational connections
An important skill you'll gain in the full-time program is how to build collaborative relationships with young children, families and community members to provide relevant, responsive and caring educational experiences.