Early Childhood Education – Basic Certificate

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Early Childhood Education – Basic Certificate

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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.

STUDY PLAN – YEAR 1

Term 1
September 2016 to December 2016
Term 2
January 2017 to April 2017
Term 3
April 2017 to June 2017
  • Academic Writing
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Child Growth and Development 1
  • Foundations
  • Observing and Recording
  • Academic Writing
  • Interpsersonal Skills
  • Child Growth and Development 2
  • The Learning Child
  • Observing and Recording
  • Guiding and Caring
  • Observing and Recording
  • Demonstration Practicum 1 (2 weeks)
      (August practicum is also available)
  • STUDY PLAN – YEAR 2

    Term 4
    September 2017 to December 2017
    Term 5
    January 2018 to April 2018
    Term 6
    April 2018 to June 2018
  • Responsive Curriculum
  • Music and Movement
  • Children’s Language and Literature
  • Science, Math and Social Studies
  • Art
  • Demonstration Practicum 2 (3 weeks)
  • Parent / Teacher Community Relations
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Demonstration Practicum 3 (4 weeks)
      (October practicum is also available)
  • 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 $50
    To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

    • Completion of all assignments, presentations and tests
    • Successful completion of practicums
    • A minimum of 65% in each course
    • Demonstration of professional standards of behaviour
    Graduates of our program work in preschools, group child care centres, early learning programs and family place playrooms.

    Approximately 90% of our students find employment within 6 months of graduating from our program.

    Just wanted to also thank you and all the teachers we had during our course. After a couple years in the field, you become very thankful for the experiences in school and the value of Reggio that I have come to love. I’m thankful for the education I received and the perspective I have now as an ECE.Brooke McBoyle (November 2016)
    I began my journey with Burnaby Continuing Education in 2004. In 2007, I opened Childgarden Preschool. The Early Childhood Education was an incredibly inspiring program, far exceeding my expectations. The instructors are passionate, inspiring, very knowledgeable and deeply caring about each student’s success. The courses are detailed and in depth; giving you a thorough foundation of knowledge that will spark your future in ECE. I believe the instructors and programing shaped my future as a 2012 recipient of The Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence in Early Childhood Education; a result of preschool parent nominations. I now have a passion for the Reggio Emilia approach flamed by the experience and enthusiasm of the instructors. I am forever grateful to them for sharing their insight, vision and wisdom.Sue Woodward (Owner of Childgarden Preschool, Coquitlam, BC)
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    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

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


    ECE 102 – The Learning Child
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4012-2 15 sessions
    Tuesdays 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    January 10 | 17 | 24 | 31, 2017
    February 7 | 14 | 21 | 28, 2017
    March 21 | 28, 2017
    April 4 | 11 | 18 | 25, 2017
    — and —
    Tuesday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    March 7, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    $375 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 125 – Demonstration Practicum 1
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4000-2 May 23, 2017 to June 2, 2017
    — or —
    June 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
    Various locations $300 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 130 – Guiding & Caring
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4024-2 14 sessions
    Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    May 6, 2017
    — and —
    Tuesdays | Thursdays
    6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    May 11, 2017 to June 20, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    $330 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 200 – Child Growth & Development 2
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4022-2 15 sessions
    Thursdays 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    January 12 | 19 | 26, 2017
    February 2 | 9 | 16 | 23, 2017
    March 2 | 9 | 23 | 30, 2017
    April 6 | 13 | 20 | 27, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    $375 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 202 – Program Development 2 – Art
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4017-2 14 sessions
    Thursdays 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    January 5 | 12 | 19 | 26, 2017
    February 2 | 9 | 16 | 23, 2017
    March 2 | 9 | 23 | 30, 2017
    — and —
    Saturdays 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    January 28, 2017
    April 1, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    $365 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 203 – Program Development 1 – Science / Social Studies / Math
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4013-2 14 sessions
    Tuesdays 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    January 3 | 10 | 17 | 24 | 31, 2017
    February 7 | 14 | 21 | 28, 2017
    March 7 | 21 | 28, 2017
    — and —
    Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    April 1, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
    Map
    $365 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 210 – Parent / Teacher Community Relations
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4018-2 14 sessions
    Tuesdays | Thursdays
    6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    April 4 | 6, 2017
    — and —
    Tuesdays 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    May 2 | 9 | 16 | 23 | 30, 2017
    June 6 | 13 | 20 | 27, 2017
    — and —
    Saturday
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    May 13, 2017
    — and —
    Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    June 10, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
    Map
    $365 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 225 – Demonstration Practicum 2
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4002-2 January 9, 2017 to January 27, 2017
    — or —
    February 6, 2017 to February 27, 2017
    Various locations $370 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 230 – Health, Safety & Nutrition
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4019-2 14 sessions
    Thursdays 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm
    May 4 | 11 | 18 | 25, 2017
    June 1 | 8 | 15 | 22, 2017
    — and —
    Saturdays 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    May 6 | 27, 2017
    June 3, 2017
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    $365 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    ECE 250 – Demonstration Practicum 3
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4003-2 April 3, 2017 to April 28, 2017 Various locations $390 Online:   Register now 
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    In person: see locations below

    Academic Writing
    Registration is only open for students who have have applied for and been accepted into the ECE Basic program.

    Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
    4052-2 February 2, 2017 to April 25, 2017 Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    $270 Online:   Register now 
    By phone: see numbers below
    In person: see locations below

    Registration by phone or in person:

    Register by phone
    604-296-6901
    Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
    8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    Burnaby CCE Office
    5325 Kincaid Street
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    Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
    8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    Burnaby South Secondary
    5455 Rumble Street
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    Tue | Wed | Thu
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Burnaby Central Secondary
    6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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    Tue | Thu
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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    A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt.

    Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

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