ECED – Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education (ECED) unit works across UBC’s Faculty of Education to offer a number of undergraduate and graduate programs focused on the early years (children from birth to age 9). ECED programs allow teachers, early childhood educators, and other early childhood education professionals to inquire into their work with young children, and offers opportunities to explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice.
Explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice with our interdisciplinary and faculty-wide Masters programs.
Learn to critically examine theoretical frameworks, approaches and issues related to early childhood education.
Enrich your knowledge and learn to design optimal and inclusive early learning experiences that foster children’s development.
ECED CoursesWith the recent commitment to universal childcare in British Columbia, the demand for qualified Early Childhood Educators has never been higher. UBC’s BC Early Childhood Education Assistant & Basic Certificate program is offered 100% online, with practica in the Lower Mainland, allowing students the flexibility to work and manage other responsibilities while preparing for a rewarding career in Early Childhood Education!
Alumni Profile: Mackenzie Radomski, MA Candidate
“Going to UBC was an excellent match and exactly what I was looking for because they offered courses where I could dive deeper into my interests. It was through different courses at UBC where I was able to supplement the practical skills I’ve developed as an educator with recent evidence-based research for how children develop in primary school and what techniques are useful for laying the groundwork.”
“My ECE degree was instrumental and influential to help me develop as an educator and equip me with a set of tools, research, and knowledge that I can use on a daily basis…”
ECED News & Events
March 12, 2019 The addition of 314 student spaces in early childhood education programs in British Columbia is providing new opportunities for people across the province to train for a career as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE). “We’re opening hundreds of new training spaces for early childhood educators, so that more families will be able […]
Part of MNBC’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) strategy, the Métis Early Years Program will provide Métis children and families throughout BC with culturally relevant, self-empowering ELCC programs and supports that focus on children and families first to support strong Métis Nation families and communities across the lifespan – beginning at birth.
March 12, 2019 British Columbia families and their children will soon benefit from the latest methods in early years teaching and learning, such as using play-based learning to help children build speech and language skills. This is part of an investment that will give early childhood educators (ECEs) and other child care providers more professional […]
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