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 Education and Childcare webpage.
For program information and course descriptions visit the Early Childhood Education and Care Program Page
Do you have questions regarding the program? Please contact the ECEC/EA office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a current NLC ECEC student and need support with planning your practicum,
please contact the Practicum Advisor at: ECECPracticaPlanning@nlc.bc.ca. If you are not a
current student and have general questions about practicum, please email: email@example.com