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Early Childhood Education

Langara College
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

January 2023

May 2023

September 2023

About this program

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs at Langara College, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ prepare students to work with young children, families, and community partners within the context of the principles of the BC Early Learning Framework, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, the ECEBC Code of Ethics, BC Child Care Sector Occupational Competencies, Child Care ;Licensing Regulation and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The ECE programs at Langara College, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ offer current, meaningful theory courses and a variety of practicum experiences to support students' knowledge and understanding of professional practice. The strong values of inclusion and respect for all children and families are embedded throughout the curriculum in the diploma, certificate and post-basic Special Needs citation programs.

At Langara College, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, ECE students develop advocacy, social responsibility and a rich understanding of the complexity of the work of an early childhood educator. ;The curriculum is rooted in inclusive practice that advocates for responsive care and education for all children. All courses offer high quality instruction from faculty with diverse professional expertise.

In addition to our ECE diploma and certificate programs, students have the option to earn additional citations in Infant and Toddler Education and Special Needs Education.

Admission requirements

  • Two letters of reference
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • Criminal Records Review

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the College website.

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Program content

Term one

  • Language Arts for Young Children I
  • Exploring the Environment I
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Knowing the Individual Child
  • Introduction to Program Planning
  • Practicum I
  • Developmental Psychology (Early Childhood)
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
  • Short Prose Selections and Composition

Term two

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Language Arts for Young Children II
  • Exploring the Environment II
  • Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers
  • Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs
  • Program Planning and Implementation
  • Practicum II
  • Applied Early Child Psychology

Term three

  • Language Arts for Young Children III
  • Creative Environments for Young Children
  • Developing and Supervising Early Childhood Centres
  • Evaluating and Individualizing Programs
  • Practicum III
  • Health, Nutrition and Safety
  • Psychology of the Exceptional Child

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


Please visit the website for information about tuition fees


Credential: Citation, Certificate, Diploma

Career paths

There is a growing demand for highly trained early childhood educators in Canada. Langara Early Childhood Education graduates are employed in inclusive childcare centres, Strong Start programs, and community based nonprofit organizations supporting children and families. ;

Career opportunities for those in the early childhood profession increase with further education and experience. After the completion of advanced degrees, early childhood educators may find careers as program directors, childcare licensing officers and supported child development consultants.

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Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...

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Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia

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