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Early Childhood Education Diploma


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Study Options
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  • Location
    Vancouver BC
  • Campuses
    Vancouver

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    One Year (three terms)
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $6177Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $3178 Total
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting 11 months before the intended program start date. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $40

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old by the first day of classes)
  • three university-transfer credits (normally one course) with at least a 2.0 average

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (80%)
  • English 12 First Peoples (80%)
  • English Literature 12 (80%)
  • Langara English Test (level 3)
  • Language Proficiency Index (minimum 26 on the essay and one of: 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure or 10 in reading comprehension)
  • university transferable English course (C-)
  • university transferable Communications course (C-)
  • ENGL 1120 (C)
  • ENGL 1107 (S)
  • ENGL 1108 (S)
  • ENGL 1110 (S)

Non-Academic

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) supplemental application form
  • current first aid certification approved under the Child Care Licensing Regulations
  • interview
  • emotional maturity, independence, and an affinity for working with people
  • at least two letters of reference. One of which indicates at least 40 hours of volunteer work in a licensed child care centre in BC, with children six years old or younger. The second letter may be a personal reference. Babysitting experience alone is not adequate.
  • proficiency in the English language including the ability to speak, read, and write clearly and correctly

Admission Advice

1. On acceptance to the program, you must submit a confidential medical history and a TB test. The medical history only relates to your ability to fully participate in the program curriculum and practica that includes lifting and carrying young children, and physical work in a child care centre. The TB test result is a legal requirement that is required by all students working in a licensed childcare.

2. The successful completion of a Criminal Record Check is required for placement with practicum agencies.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Students planning to enrol in first year English or Communications course or certain Biology, Economics, or Philosophy courses must take a Langara English Test or BC Language Proficiency Index test prior to the semester. Students who have at least 80% in English 12 or English Literature 12 are not required to write a test.

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

A. English Language Proficiency - You must possess a level of English proficiency sufficient to support studies at Langara College.

B. Language Requirement - If planning to enrol in a first-semester English or Communications courses or certain Biology, Economics or Philosophy courses you must normally take the Langara English Test (LET) or BC Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test before the semester you want to register. Students who have at least at 80% average in BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 (or equivalent) are exempt from this requirement.

 

 

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following requirements:

  • General Requirements
  • Academic Requirements*
  • Specific Program Admission Requirements (detailed separately in Education Planner)

Footnote: The academic requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes.

Out-of-Province

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following requirements:

  • General Requirements
  • Academic Requirements*
  • Specific Program Admission Requirements (detailed separately in Education Planner)

Footnote: The academic requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes.

BC Transfer Student

On request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is two months before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is the end of February each year.

Footnote (*): You may also go to the appropriate department for a "pre-requisite override" to meet the prerequisite requirements for your desired program.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

On request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is two months before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is the end of February each year.

Footnote (*): You may also go to the appropriate department for a "pre-requisite override" to meet the prerequisite requirements for your desired program.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes you are considered a mature student. This status enables you to meet Langara's academic admission requirements. In addition, you must also meet the college's Language Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for Langara's programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For complete details on International Student Admission please check here.

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Conditional Admission

Students currently in Grade 12 who are missing only one course for Grade 12 graduation may appeal for admission to Langara. To be considered for conditional admission, you must:

  • be currently enrolled in the missing course, maintaining at least a 60% average;
  • complete and submit an "Application for Admission form" and an "Appeal for Admission and Re-admission form", both available from the Registrar's Office;
  • submit the BC secondary school transcript (either paper or electronic).

Secondary/Post-Secondary Concurrent Studies

BC Secondary students entering or currently in Grade 12 who have demonstrated academic excellence may apply for limited admission to university transfer or open career courses while attending secondary school.

Enrolment is limited to three credits each semester. Admission is approved on a semester by semester basis until you have met Grade 12 graduation requirements or turn 19 years old.

To apply under this category you must submit:

  • an application for admission, co-signed by a parent or legal guardian;
  • a letter of support from your secondary school principal;
  • an official transcript of your Grade 11 year; and
  • a copy of any interim transcripts of your Grade 12 year (if available).

Appeals for admission and re-admission are accepted at the Registrar's Office up to one week before the first day of classes.

Final Note: Successful registration also depends on you having the required prerequisites for your intended courses or program.

How to Apply

For information on applying, check here.

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