What will I learn?

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) students will study many facets of early learning and child development, focusing on the needs of children from birth through school age and their families.

Learners will be prepared to work with young children and their families in a variety of exciting and rewarding roles. They will be able to participate in the planning and delivery of programs that focus upon healthy child development and develop relationships within the field of early care and learning.

By entering the ECCE program, students choose a flexible career path with many options. After the completion of the Certificate Program, graduates can choose to work in a variety of settings or attend a second year to complete their Human Services Diploma.

Take This Program If You Are

  • Comfortable working with young children
  • Patient and flexible
  • Creative and energetic
  • Caring
  • Empathetic

Which department am I in?

School of Human Services

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,110.95 (US$ 9,530) per year
For certificate: Year 1 – Tuition: CAN $12,110.95, Total estimated cost: CAN $16,100.35 (Includes tuition, program fees, mandatory fees, student union fees, Books & Supplies)
Start date

3 May 2021, 7 September 2021, 4 January 2022

Venue

Selkirk College

Castlegar Campus,

301 Frank Beinder Way,

Castlegar,

British Columbia (BC),

V1N 4L3, Canada

Online/Distance (9 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,110.95 (US$ 9,530) per year
For certificate: Year 1 – Tuition: CAN $12,110.95, Total estimated cost: CAN $16,100.35 (Includes tuition, program fees, mandatory fees, student union fees, Books & Supplies)
Start date

3 May 2021, 7 September 2021, 4 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or Be 19 years of age or older, or Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal, or Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances. English Language Proficiency Requirements: submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

For international students

Selkirk College's Admission Requirements:

Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or

Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or

Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Academic Requirements

English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% or higher

Submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or

Submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or

Submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

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

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