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Early Childhood Education and Care Program


The Early Childhood Education and Care department is dedicated to offering quality educational programs to adults who want to work with young children in group settings.

These programs are offered in a flexible mode of delivery through distance education that meets the needs of adults who cannot attend a typical full-day program.

Student acceptance into the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program is contingent on previous academic achievement, health assessment, references, and personal suitability, as shown by responses to a questionnaire. The ECEC program encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Completion of the ECEC program is the first step in becoming a Certified Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia. For information on additional requirements, please see the Ministry of Children and Family Development Early Childhood Educator Registry webpage.

For information regarding the Early Childhood Education and Care program, please contact the ECEC office in Fort St. John at 250-785-6981 or 250-787-6234. You can also call toll free at 1-866-INFO-NLC (1-866-463-6652) and ask for the ECEC office in Fort St. John.

Visit the Early Childhood Education and Care Program Page

Important Terminology Changes at the ECE Registry



(All document links open as PDF documents)

Application Items
ECEC Application Package
NLC Application for Admissions
Certificate of Health
Program Questionnaire
Application for Writing Assessment
2017-2018 Annual Course Offerings
2017-2018 EA and ECEC Course Price List
NLC eCRC Information and Instructions
Transfer Credit Application
Academic Plan Completion Options






Important Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Behaviour Intervention Specialty with Douglas College
Payment Through Online Banking
Link to Student Forms
(Program Change, Transcript Request)

Request for Late Withdrawal
Sponsor Request to Invoice
Prerequisite Waiver Form
Consent for Release of Confidential Information






Fall Registration

Fall Registration has begun! Course registration is first come, first served.

All Continuing and New students will have specific registration dates and times given to them by the Registrar.
You can find your date and time through your Web Advisor account; under Academic Profile – When can I register?
If you do not see a date provided, please contact the ECEC/EA Office. For assistance in accessing your Web Advisor, go to Accessing Courses and Grades

Online registration is available; instructions provided at Registration Guide.


Need help with registration? The Registration Guide will answer most of your questions, but if you need further help email: studenthelp@nlc.bc.ca

We are still accepting course registration forms and payments through student services if you are not able to complete registration online.

Registration Guide

Academic Planning

Teleconferencing Schedule

Textbook List and Order Form

Courses Requiring Access to Children

Accessing Courses and Grades

Financial Awards and Bursaries

Education Pathways

New and Returning Student Orientation

Course Registration Form
















Practicum Advisor Contact: ECEPracticaPlanning@nlc.bc.ca


General Practicum Forms
Course Specific Practicum Forms

ECEC General Practicum Handbook

Quick Steps and Facts for Organizing a Practicum at NLC

Dear Sponsor Educator Letter

Form 1: Practicum Proposal (PPF)

Form 2: Work Placement Agreement (WPAF)

Form 3: NLC Practicum Placement Agreement (PPAF)

Form 4: Program Digital Camera Access Plan

Form 5: Program Digital Recording Consent Letter

Form 6: Attendance Sheet

Form 7: Consent for Video and Picture Release

ECED 109A Sponsor-Mentor Guide

ECED 110 Sponsor-Mentor Guide

ECED 111 Sponsor-Mentor Guide

ECED 208 Sponsor-Mentor Guide

ECED 210 Sponsor-Mentor Guide



Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

For more information on Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR),
please contact the Program Chair at: ece-ea-chair@nlc.bc.ca

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