Child, Youth and Family Studies

Early Childhood Education — diploma

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Diploma

Duration:
1 year

Options:
Special Needs, Infancy

How to apply

Start date:
September 

Location:
Abbotsford campus

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Are you looking to take the next step in your Early Childhood Education (ECE) career?

UFV’s Early Childhood Education diploma builds on the knowledge and skills obtained through the ECE certificate program. Having established a strong foundation of professional practice with the ECE certificate, you can choose to further your knowledge and competencies to work specifically with infants or children with special needs. These two program options share a common set of three core courses and each requires a different set of three specialty courses, including a 26-hour seminar and a 200-hour practicum.

Upon completion of the 1-year program, you can apply to the Provincial Licensing Board to register as a special needs or infancy (under three years of age) supervisor.

After you graduate, you are ready to enter the workforce. You can also continue your studies and ladder into the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care.

View the Early Childhood Education diploma program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

Recent shifts in society have led to an increase in infant and toddler care demand, which means that job prospects are excellent. Career opportunities as an Early Childhood Education (ECE) graduate span a wide range of work settings and areas of practice, including daycare, parent cooperative preschools, nursery schools, special needs centres, the public school system, and infant/toddler centres.

After completing the Early Childhood Education diploma you may seek employment as:

  • Early Childhood Educator Infant/Toddler Supervisor
  • Early Childhood Educator Special Needs Supervisor
  • Supported Child Development Worker

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

View the Early Childhood Education diploma entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.

OTHER ADMISSION CATEGORIES

This program is open for international students

UPGRADING OPTIONS

Apply to Qualifying Studies if you do not currently meet the Early Childhood Education diploma entry requirements in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.

Upgrading English courses

The entrance requirements to the Early Childhood Education diploma include minimum grades in English courses. There are several options to upgrade your English, including UFV CMNS 099 or ENGL 099 with a grade of C or better, UFV ENGL 081 or 091 with a grade of C+ or better, or UFV ESL WG84 with a grade of C+ or better.

Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about upgrading options.

QUESTIONS?

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Email: CYFSinfo@ufv.ca

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