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Early Childhood Education

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If you believe that investing in future generations is important and that education starts before grade school, then sign up for CDI College's Early Childhood Education (ECE) program today! Join a diverse group of people eager to help young minds grow. This program has combined delivery, meaning one or more courses are required to be taken in person.

ECE Courses

Through our courses, you'll learn how to engage children in many different social and creative activities to facilitate young people’s intellectual and social development. This flexible and convenient training option covers classroom management, curriculum planning, daycare administration, and more.

ECE Training

During your training at CDI College, you’ll complete observation assignments and practicum hours required by the Ministry of Children and Family Development in settings such as daycare centres or nurseries to ensure a balanced combination of theory and practice.

As an in-demand Early Childhood Educator, your career path will provide you with many challenging and rewarding opportunities that are guaranteed to make lasting impressions on young lives.

Want to upgrade your training with an Early Childhood Education diploma? Check out our Post Basic programs specializing in special needs and/or infant/toddler education.


This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.


Individuals who have successfully completed Basic Early Childhood Education training through a recognized educational institution in British Columbia may apply to the BC Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Registry for certification as a Basic Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA).  Contact the Early Childhood Educator Registry for details of the application process at 1.888.338.6622 or visit their website at:

My instructor is always available and she is totally devoted to her job. I had a warm welcome when I started and I was able to integrate well. The staff is dedicated and thoughtful.

Marylou T., Early Childhood Education Graduate
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