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Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

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In the Early Childhood Care Diploma program you will look at more challenging child behaviors and how to use creative problem solving to achieve positive results.  You can choose to concentrate your education in two areas: working with infants and toddlers and/or working with children who require extra support. Through 200 hours of supervised practice experience for each stream, you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills while working with children who require additional supports, with infants and toddlers and with their families.

As a diploma student, you will be provided with an overview of professional childcare concepts that prepare you for administrative and leadership responsibilities in early childhood programs.  You will be prepared to work with infants and toddlers, children of varying abilities and their families.  Graduates practice in a variety of early learning settings.


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Admissions Requirements

Completion of an Early Childhood Care & Education certificate program

Before Classes Begin

Once accepted to the program but before classes begin, the student will be required to:

  1. Have a clear Criminal Record Clearance with the Solicitor General. As you may already have a current CRC with North Island College, Admissions will advise when a new form is required. Processing costs will be incurred by the student.

Before First Day of Practicum

  1. Complete a Practicum Portfolio which includes a current Child Care First Aid certificate. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain their first aid certification throughout the practicum.
  • A completed Personal Immunization form. This form will be sent to you by the admissions office when you have a seat in the program. It must be validated by a health care professional, ie. a physician or public health nurse at your local health unit.
  • Two (2) character reference letters attesting to your good character, temperament and ability to work with children.

Completion Requirements

  1. Attendance is required in all courses. Students that miss more than 10% of a class may be asked to repeat the course for credit.
  2. To complete the program, students must successfully complete all courses with an overall average of C (2.0 GPA) and a minimum of C- in each course. 
  3. Students are required to adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia. Failure to adhere to these principles may result in the student being required to leave the program.

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