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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
2016-2017 Annual Course Offerings
2016-2017 Course Cost Breakdown
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






Intersession (Spring) and Summer Registration

Spring and Summer Registration has begun! Course registration is first come, first served.
Registration dates are as follows:

  • Continuing Students - March 20, 9:00 a.m. (if you have taken a course since May 1, 2016
  • New Students accepted for Spring or Summer will receive either an April 3 or April 10 registration date sent from the Registrar, depending on application/acceptance date to the program.

We are now moving to online registration so please review the new processes below in the 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
NLC Application Form









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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