Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education


  • IMPORTANT DATES
    Self-reporting grades for BC high school students currently in grade 12 January 16 - March 31, 2018
    Application submission deadline March 31, 2018 
    Document submission deadline May 31, 2018 
    Letters of offer to ECCE program sent via email  June 1 - 15, 2018

    paints on tableThe Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education offers students a range of academic and education courses that support students in thinking deeply with theory and practice in the early years. The program explores current and global issues in the early years; and examines pedagogical practices, engaging with current research and theory. Three core threads represent the focus of the education courses offered in the degree: Curriculum, Childhoods and Leadership and Advocacy. Each of these threads is woven throughout the degree, inviting students to engage in critically-reflective practice, working to create classrooms of social justice and equity for children and families. 

    As a faculty we are inspired in our own teaching by Reggio Emilia pedagogue Carlina Rinaldi who calls for a ‘powerful educator- ’ who is able to work with powerful children. ‘This ‘powerful’ educator, Rinaldi (2006) explains, is "open to the unexpected, one who engages in learning with the child as a researcher in order to be open to possibilities in the project of education”. (p. 125)   

    Education courses in the first two years meet the requirements of the Early Childhood Educators Registry,( Ministry of Children and Family Development) for the following:

    • ECE Certificate to Practice
    • Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice, and/or
    • Special Needs Certificate to Practice

    The ECCE degree is a pathway to elementary teacher education programs at SFU and UBC. 

    Students can be enrolled either full-time or part-time. Classes are offered in a variety of modes, including face to face, mixed mode, on-line and as summer intensives.

    Students may enter the degree either as first year students or transfer in at the second or third year from other recognized post-secondary institutions.