School of Education & Childhood Studies

Our programs offer current theory, research and practice so you'll gain the skills and knowledge to work effectively with 21st century children and youth.

Why study education and childhood studies at CapU? 

In the School of Education and Childhood Studies at CapU, you'll develop the skills to help children create an enduring love of learning. We offer programs in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) as well as Education Assistant (EA).

CapU's Early Childhood Care and Education programs – diploma, bachelor and post baccalaureate – foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking relevant to advocacy and leadership in early childhood education careers, advanced study and lifelong learning.

The ECCE Diploma meets the requirements of the Early Childhood Educator Registry for the ECE Certificate to Practice, Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice and/or the Special Needs Certificate to Practice.

You can also connect your passion for supporting children and youth with a career in the school system as an Education Assistant. In CapU's Education Assistant program, you'll learn how to support students in Kindergarten-Grade 12 who present with a wide range of abilities.

EAs are in high demand, as there's a critical shortage of certified and trained practitioners for on-call, part-time or full-time positions.

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Adrienne Argent
Early Chilhood Care & Ed, Instructor
Early Childhood Care & Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 983 7530 ext. 7530
Cedar Building, room CE378
aargent@capilanou.ca
Alison Bledsoe
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3531
Cedar Building, room CE380g
alisonbledsoe@capilanou.ca
Allen Stevens
Instructor, Education Assistant
Education Assistant Program
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 7379
Cedar Building, room CE353
astevens@capilanou.ca
Ana Chicoine
Divisional Supervisor
School of Allied Health
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 7327
Cedar Building, room CE377
anachicoine@capilanou.ca
Annabella Cant
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7347
Birch Building, room BR339
annabellacant@capilanou.ca
Barbara Cotter
Instructor, Education Assistant
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Education Assistant Program

604 986 1911 ext. 7337
Cedar Building, room CE353
barbaracotter2@capilanou.ca
Barbara Mathieson
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3417
Birch Building, room BR332
BMathies@capilanou.ca
Bo Sun Kim
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3441
Cedar Building, room CE354
bosunkim@capilanou.ca
Cheryl Norris
Divisional Departmental Assistant 2
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 7238
Cedar Building, room CE376
cherylnorris@capilanou.ca
Debra Walsh
Instructor, Education Assistant
Education Assistant Program
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 7384
Cedar Building, room CE353
dwalsh@capilanou.ca
Diana Kilby
Instructor, Education Assistant
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Education Assistant Program
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7449
Cedar Building, room CE353
dkilby@capilanou.ca
Iris Berger
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 990 7955 ext. 7955
Cedar Building, room CE 378
iberger@capilanou.ca
Julia Black
Coordinator, Early Childhood Care & Educ
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3519
Birch Building, room BR339
jblack1@capilanou.ca
Kathleen Kummen PhD, M.Ed., PDP (Early Childhood Education), BA
Chair, Education & Childhood Studies
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3418
Cedar Building, room CE374
kkummen@capilanou.ca
Laurie Kocher BA, PDP, Dip. Counselling, M.Ed., PhD
Instructor
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 984 1703 ext. 1703
Cedar Building, room CE379
lauriekocher@capilanou.ca
Nancy van Groll
Instructor
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3167
Birch Building, room BR332
nancyvangroll@capilanou.ca
Rachel Yu
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Early Childhood Care & Education
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3442
Cedar Building, room CE380G
hyu@capilanou.ca
Stephanie Murphy
Instructor, Education Assistant
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Education Assistant Program

604 986 1911 ext. 3715
Cedar Building, room CE353
stephaniemurphy@capilanou.ca
Susan Altman
Instructor, Education Assistant
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Education Assistant Program

604 986 1911 ext. 7376
Cedar Building, room CE353
saltman@capilanou.ca
Sylvia Kind
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Early Childhood Care & Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3570
Birch Building, room BR333
skind@capilanou.ca
Tanya Wrobleski
Coordinator - Education Assistant Prog., Instructor, Rehab Assistant Diploma Prog
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies
Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program

604 986 1911 ext. 7343
Cedar Building, room CE380c
twrobles@capilanou.ca
Violet Jessen
Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Ed
Early Childhood Care & Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2210
Birch Building, room BR331
vjessen@capilanou.ca

Contact

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School of Education & Childhood Studies


604 984 4960
604 984 4993 (fax)
Cedar Building, room CE376
ecce@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca