Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Students earn high school and post-secondary credits while completing 12 credits towards an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate.

About the Program

  • The Langley School District offers an Academic Dual Credit Early Childhood Education program. This program, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, offers SD35 students an opportunity to complete four ECE courses towards their Early Childhood Education Certificate. Students earn high school credits as well as post-secondary credits.


Develop Professional Industry Skills

  • Increase communication and interpersonal relations
  • Learn the major theories of human development and cognitive, social-emotional development from conception to age 5
  • Discover a variety of programs and learning environments for groups of young children
  • Understand the role of early childhood educators in caring and guiding young children in a group environment
  • Gain knowledge of histories and philosophies in the ECE field



  • Be registered to attend an SD35 school for 2023/2024 school year

    Click the image above to see our Early Childhood Education Program Guide

  • Be 18 or younger on June 30, 2023
  • Has not graduated from high school before starting the program
  • Intention to graduate



  • Have completed before the start of the program:
    • Grade 11
    • English 11
  • Recommended:
    • C+ or higher in English 10 and Math 10
    • Experience working with children


Keys to Success

  • Regular attendance and a solid commitment to the program
  • Demonstrate maturity and job readiness to work in industry
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate in a team environment
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Intend to pursue a career working with young children


Learn More

  • Contact your school’s Career Advisor or use the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information and/or to apply


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