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Welcome to Langara College's Early Childhood Education Diploma Program, where we believe quality child care nurtures early learning.

This stimulating program balances academic studies on campus and practical experiences in licensed childcare centres. Students develop a strong theoretical foundation for working with children and families and take on increasing responsibility in their practical work. Upon completion of the program they are prepared and able to confidently and competently enter the profession of early childhood education.

The Early Childhood Education Diploma Program prepares students beginning careers as Early Childhood Educators in a variety of childcare settings (primarily within the province of British Columbia). Langara College also offers an Early Childhood Education: Special Education Post Basic Citation, which is part time and in the evenings. This special needs educator credential program is suited for Early Childhood Educators already holding a diploma or certificate.

The Early Childhood Education Department at Langara College has been educating Early Childhood Educators since 1966. Langara College has a long history of preparing Early Childhood Educators to work with children from birth to five years of age. The original program has grown from a small six-month program to a double intake three semester diploma program offering high quality instruction.

Career Opportunities


The Early Childhood Education Diploma Program aims to:

  • teach the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for professional early childhood educators and childcare practitioners to provide high quality care to children from birth to school entry.
  • encourage students to develop a knowledgeable, skillful, compassionate and ethical practice to enter the field of early childhood education.
  • promote the highest standards of respect, care and support to children and their families and communities affiliated with the education and welfare of young children.

The Early Childhood Education: Special Education Post Basic Citation Program aims to:

  • teach students the knowledge, attitudes and skills required by early childhood educators to plan quality programs for and work effectively with children who have diverse needs.
  • prepare students to work with interdisciplinary team approaches to childcare, guidance and education.
  • develop the student’s role as an early childhood educator in inclusive early childhood centres with the goal of providing quality programs that meet the needs of all children.
  • empower students to advocate for the support of children with diverse needs.


Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Program, graduates are able to:

  • observe, plan, implement, and evaluate creative learning environments for young children.
  • develop nurturing environments that foster early learning and development of young children.
  • use developmentally appropriate practices when working with all children.
  • guide children’s behavior in an individual and positive manner.
  • adopt an anti-bias approach to work in ways that enhance human dignity.
  • promote the health and well-being of all children.
  • work in partnership with parents and families and colleagues in supporting them in meeting their responsibilities to their children.
  • parent participation pre-schools
  • private preschools and kindergartens
  • profit and non-profit childcare centres
  • inclusive childcare centres and preschools
  • family daycares
  • other child-minding services

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Langara College

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 semestres)

Costos de estudio
CAD$17.700,00 (US$ 13.344) por año
Tuition: CAN $590 per credit
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020


Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue,


British Columbia (BC),

V5Y 2Z6, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older.
One of the following:

  • BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%;
  • BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%;
  • BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%;
  • A university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade;
  • A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1120;
  • An "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110;
  • LET (Langara English Test) score of 3 or higher;
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
  • IELTS score with a minimum 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in listening, speaking, and writing;
  • TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) score of 80 or higher with a minimum of 20 in reading and writing, and a minimum of 18 in speaking and listening;
  • Successful completion of LEAP (Langara English for Academic Purposes) level 8.