University of the Fraser Valley

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Early Childhood Education

University of the Fraser Valley

Faculty:Early Childhood Education
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,497

Estimated cost for one academic year (Sept to April)

Careers:Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program OfficersEarly Childhood Educators and Assistants


UFV’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate program is an excellent foundation to purse a career working with young children. Especially designed for students who are coming out of high school, and those already in the workforce the four-semester program takes you through basic courses in communication, interpersonal growth, human development, and the early childhood curriculum.

You explore the theories and current trends in physical, cognitive and psycho-social development, from conception to the age of eighteen. In addition, you are introduced to different recording techniques that have been developed from observing children’s social, play, language, motor, and cognitive development. In the third and fourth semesters, you also complete a 200-hour introductory and a 200-hour advanced practicum where you put Early Childhood Education theories into practice, document your experience, and apply advanced competencies including parent interaction, self-evaluation, and peer evaluation.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and, if accepted, will be provided with registration information.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
ECE admission questionnaire, Letter of intent (250 words) articulating applicants' strengths, interest in the ECE field, how they have prepared, and why they feel suited to work with young children).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 26, 2020