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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 program information and course descriptions visit the Early Childhood Education and Care Program Page 

Do you have questions regarding the program? Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions Guide (FAQ) or contact the ECEC/EA office in Fort St. John by email at ecec-ea-office@nlc.bc.ca


Application Information

ECEC Application Package

NLC Application for Admissions

Certificate of Health

Program Questionnaire

Application for Writing Assessment

Transfer Credit Application

2017-2018 Annual Course Offerings

2017-2018 EA and ECEC Course Price List

NLC eCRC Information and Instructions

ECE Completion Plan Grids





Important Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Behaviour Intervention Specialty with Douglas College

Payment Through Online Banking

Link to Standard Student Forms

Request for Late Withdrawal

Sponsor Request to Invoice

Prerequisite Waiver Form

Consent for Release of Confidential Information






Winter Registration

Winter Registration is open - Check your Web Advisor for your opening date! Course registration is first come, first served.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Web Advisor system. Please refer to these step-by-step instructions on registering and paying for courses using Web Advisor. 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?”. You can register for courses at that date and time (you can register at any time after this date until registration closes) 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 (D2L/Webadvisor)

Financial Awards and Bursaries

Education Pathways

New and Returning Student Orientation

Course Registration Form
















Practicum Advisor Contact: ECECPracticaPlanning@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 ECEC/EA office at ece-ea-office@nlc.bc.ca

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