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Certificate in Early Childhood Education




What will I learn?

About the Career

Early Childhood Educators (ECE) teach children during their formative years, from birth to age five. They develop and implement educational programs that stimulate children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.

There is an overwhelming demand for qualified Early Childhood Educators in Canada. 100% of our ECE graduates are employed in the field within six months of program completion, and many are hired directly out of practicum. Most start their career working as ECE Assistants during the program.

Graduates find employment in:

  • Profit or non-profit childcare centres
  • Parent participation preschools
  • Private nursery schools
  • Kindergartens
  • Inclusive childcare preschools
  • Before and after school care centres
  • Group daycares
  • Family daycares
  • Other child-minding services

Which department am I in?

Stenberg College

Study options

Full Time (46 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,250.00 (US$ 11,971) per year
CAN $16,250 for the entire course
Start date

January 2024


Stenberg College

Suite 750 (7th Floor),

13450 102 Avenue,


British Columbia (BC),

V3T 5X3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Completed a Grade 12 graduation or equivalent. Stenberg College entrance examination or equivalent. English Requirements: Academic IELTS or PTE with minimum scores in IELTS of 6.0 overall and a PTE score of 51.

For international students


  • Completion of grade 12 graduation or equivalent or mature student status*
  • Passing verbal test if English is an additional language or equivalent*
  • Acceptable Criminal Record Review with Vulnerable Sector Check by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

* Entrance requirements can be met with evidence of alternate assessments such as challenge exams, or acceptable standardized English equivalency tests as per the Stenberg College language proficiency chart. Evidence of post-secondary studies at an equivalent level where English was the first language is acceptable.

Program Advisors will work with students to obtain the following:

  • Proof of 50 hours of volunteer work/paid work experience with children aged 3-5 or have parented a child aged 3-5.
  • Reference letter stating suitability to work with children.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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