Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) students will study many facets of early learning and child development, focussing on the needs of children from birth through school age and their families.
ECCE students learn how to develop programs and create environments that are child-centred, nurturing and rich with potential for early development.
Learners will be prepared to work with young children and their families in a variety of exciting and rewarding roles. They will be able to participate in the planning and delivery of programs that focus upon healthy child development and develop relationships within the field of early care and learning.
By entering the ECCE program, students choose a flexible career path with many options. After the completion of the Certificate Program, graduates can choose to work in a variety of settings or attend a second year to complete their Human Services Diploma.
Take This Program If You Are
Comfortable working with young children
Patient and flexible
Creative and energetic
Start Your Rewarding Career
You will learn how to create programs and environments that are child-centered, nurturing and rich for supporting child development. Our program incorporates a variety of teaching learning strategies including:
Case study and theoretical analysis
Cooperative and experiential learning
Practical application of knowledge and skills in a six week practicum
You will experience small class sizes and instructors who are committed to excellence in education and professional practice.
The Early Childhood Care and Education Program has built its program values on three of the four Selkirk College Pillars of Success:
Focus on the Learner
Community Engagement and Innovation
Take Your Childcare Career to a New Level
You will be prepared to work with young children and their families in a variety of exciting and rewarding roles. You will be able to participate in the planning and delivery of enriched programs that focus upon healthy early development.
Your ECCE certificate transfers to two Human Services diploma specialties (Inclusive Practice/Infant and Toddler Care) at Selkirk College and also to related programs at other universities.