Family Child Care certificate

Credential Certificate
Tuition $300 per Course
Duration 1-2 semesters (part-time)
Intakes Continuous
Campus Abbotsford Clearbrook centre
Days & Times Tue & Thurs 6-8:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am-3 pm
Program Start January and September

These courses make up a part-time program for those providing care for children in a home setting. Courses can be taken individually or for credit towards the Family Child Care certificate. Upon successful completion of all six courses, students are eligible to apply for graduation with a certificate in Family Child Care.

The Family Child Care certificate program provides training for people who want to provide care for young children in a home setting and also qualifies graduates as preschool or childcare assistants.

Ongoing registration is being accepted for the Family Child Care certificate program. Textbooks and course packs will be available for purchase at the UFV bookstore.

NOTE: Completion of this program with grades of C+ or better in all courses will be considered as six credits of advanced standing toward an Early Childhood Education certificate. Successful completion will also result in preferential admittance into the ECE program for qualifying applicants. It will also result in a letter of Licensing Board equivalency to enable one to work as an assistant in a childcare setting.

Entrance Requirements

Participants in this program:

  • Need to be able to read and write at a post-secondary level
  • Need to be in good physical and mental health. Non-smokers preferred.
  • Must have a keen commitment to working with young children.



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Current Course Offerings

Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course will familiarize you with the health, safety, and nutritional needs of young children. It will emphasize how family child care providers can offer a safe home environment that is consistent with the healthy growth and development of children.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80215 FAM 04 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Oct 18

Planning Children's Experience
This course offers family childcare providers practical knowledge in planning activities in terms of materials, space requirements, and time management. The focus will be on play-based activities that promote developmentally appropriate learning so that the needs of a child can be met on an individual basis.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80216 FAM 05 A3A) Cindy Reisig, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $270.
Starts Nov 13

Administration and Working with Families
This course will emphasize the importance of seeing family child care in a professional manner - as a business and a career. The details of administrative procedures necessary to deal with licensing, tax planning, parent/caregiver contracts, record keeping, household management, networking, and the operation of a business, including liability insurance will be covered.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80125 FAM 06 A3A) Rupi Rajwan, 5 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–3 pm, $270.
Starts Nov 22

updated Oct 9, 2014

UFV Continuing Education Brochure Fall 2014

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