Early Childhood Education – Basic Certificate

Program Description

Students who intend to apply for this program must attend a free information session.


This basic Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is designed for those planning to care for and educate young children 3-5 years of age in preschool, group child care centres, “early learning” programs and “family places”.

The ECE – Basic Certificate program offered by Burnaby CCE is approved by the Early Childhood Registry of the BC Ministry for Children & Families.

The course content and competencies are similar to those of other approved colleges. Our pedagogical vision includes the current practices of responsive curriculum, inquiry based learning and the curriculum from the BC Early Learning framework.

The ECE program is designed for part time study, with classes scheduled for evenings and Saturdays. Students can start the program in January or September, and can choose a completion schedule of 2 years or 3 years.

Successful completion of 14 courses (including 3 practicums, total 9 weeks) is required for licensing by the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Registry.

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Current Course Offerings


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed ECE – Basic Certificate application form
  • Records of previous education
  • 3 reference letters
  • Autobiography
  • Secondary school graduation or acceptance under mature students regulations
  • Proof of completing English 12 or equivalent; English language assessment is available at all information sessions

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful interview
  • Some experience with young children
  • Certificate of good health
  • Clear criminal record check
  • Registration fee of $70

Registration is only open for students who have completed the application requirements and have been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

ECE PROGRAM APPLICATION FEE
Course ID 4099
Course Cost
$70
Application and registration processing fee for new students who have been accepted into the ECE program.
ECE102 – THE LEARNING CHILD
Course ID 4012-2
Course Cost
$385
Course Schedule
2018-Jan-16 to 2018-Apr-24
Tuesdays – 14 sessions
Saturdays – 1 session
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE125 – DEMONSTRATION PRACTICUM 1
Course ID 4000-2
Course Cost
$300
Course Schedule
2018-May-22 to 2018-Jun-04
— or —
2018-Jun-04 to 2018-Jun-15
Course Location
Practicum locations will be arranged with the ECE Program Coordinator
ECE130 – GUIDING AND CARING
Course ID 4024-2
Course Cost
$380
Course Schedule
2018-May-03 to 2018-Jun-21
Tuesdays – 6 sessions
Thursdays – 8 sessions
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE200 – CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 2
Course ID 4022-2
Course Cost
$380
Course Schedule
2018-Jan-18 to 2018-Apr-26
Thursdays – 14 sessions
Saturdays – 1 session
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE202 – PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT 2 (ART)
Course ID 4017-2
Course Cost
$380
Course Schedule
2018-Jan-11 to 2018-Mar-29
Thursdays – 11 sessions
Saturdays – 4 sessions
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE203 – PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT 1 (SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES & MATH)
Course ID 4013-2
Course Cost
$370
Course Schedule
2018-Jan-09 to 2018-Apr-07
Tuesdays – 12 sessions
Saturdays – 2 sessions
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE210 – PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Course ID 4018-2
Course Cost
$370
Course Schedule
2018-Apr-10 to 2018-Jun-19
Tuesdays – 11 sessions
Saturdays – 3 sessions
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE225 – DEMONSTRATION PRACTICUM 2
Course ID 4002-2
Course Cost
$370
Course Schedule
2018-Jan-08 to 2018-Jan-26
— or —
2018-Feb-05 to 2018-Feb-26
Course Location
Practicum locations will be arranged with the ECE Program Coordinator.
ECE230 – HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION
Course ID 4019-2
Course Cost
$370
Course Schedule
2018-Apr-19 to 2018-Jun-21
Thursdays – 10 sessions
Saturdays – 4 sessions
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Course Location
Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Refer to your program schedule for a complete list of class dates/times and location changes.
ECE250 – DEMONSTRATION PRACTICUM 3
Course ID 4003-2
Course Cost
$390
Course Schedule
2018-Apr-03 to 2018-Apr-30
Course Location
Practicum locations will be arranged with the ECE Program Coordinator.
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