Early Childhood Education and Care Program

Do you live near our Dawson Creek campus?

Or are you interested in coming to Dawson Creek to attend our "On Campus" delivery of our ECEC program?
If so, please email our office for the information of our next ECEC Diploma On Campus cohort intake and admission requirements; ece-ea-office@nlc.bc.ca.



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 provided below or contact the ECEC/EA office in Fort St. John by email at ece-ea-office@nlc.bc.ca

Application Information
ECEC Application Package

NLC Application for Admissions

Certificate of Health

ECEC Program Questionnaire

Application for Writing Assessment

Transfer Credit Application

2021-22 ECEC Annual Course Offerings

2021–22 ECEC Course Price List

NLC eCRC Information and Instructions

EA/ECEC Reference Form






Important Information

Payment Through Online Banking

Link to Standard Student Forms

Sponsorship Information

Prerequisite Waiver Form

Consent for Release of Confidential Information






Fall 2021 registration is open for current continuing students in the program. Summer registration is drawing to a close soon; July 12th is the last day to register in any Summer courses. 

Your date of when you can register will be posted in your Web Advisor. If you do not have a date posted in your Web Advisor, please email ece-ea-office@nlc.bc.ca. Follow the 'step-by-step instructions' for registering further below.

The deposit for your courses for each term is $275.00 (for 1-5 courses); this amount will save your seat in each course and also be applied to the full tuition amount. The remaining amount of tuition and fees is required to be paid by the first day of class or prior.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Every Student must have a valid CRC on file with NLC prior to registering in their courses or adding their name to a waitlist. The CRC is now a prerequisite to courses in the ECE Program.


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

Textbook List and Order Form 

Courses Requiring Access to Children

Accessing Courses and Grades (D2L/Webadvisor)

Financial Awards and Bursaries

Education Pathways

Course Registration Form

























Practicum Advisor Contact: ECECPracticaPlanning@nlc.bc.ca


General Practicum Forms
Course Specific Practicum Forms

ECEC Distance Program Practicum Planning Guide

ECEC Quick Steps

Dear Practicum Mentor Letter

Professional Program Visit Booklet

Form 1: Practicum Proposal (PDF)

Form 2: Work Placement Agreement (PDF)

Form 3: NLC Practicum Placement Agreement (PDF)

Form 4: ECEC Program Consent for Video and Picture Release

Form 5: Attendance Sheet

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

ECEC Competency 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