Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Program Courses

ECE Program Schedules

The Early Childhood Diploma program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

ECED 1320 and ECED 1330

ECED 1320 and ECED 1330 fulfill the requirements for the ECE Registry Assistant Status designation. Please contact ECE Program Coordinator to discuss enrolling in these courses.

Post-Diploma Certificates

Graduates of the ECE program may want to continue their studies so they can work with infants and toddlers and/or children with special needs. NOTE: Students not having obtained an ECE Certificate/Diploma from TRU may be required to take a 1st year University Level (3 credit) English if Official Transcripts indicate the course or equivalent has not been completed.

The Special Needs Educator post diploma certificate provides ECE graduates with the opportunity to continue their studies with a focus on children with individual differences. Areas of learning include: child development, supporting children’s social skills, programming for individual children, critical reflection, working with a team of educators and other professionals to facilitate inclusion,the ECE’s professional role, and skills to support families. Students have the opportunity to connect theory and practice in practicum.

The Infant and Toddler Educator post diploma certificate provides ECE graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge to work with children under the age of three. Areas of learning include: infant and toddler development, critical reflection, creating developmentally appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers, the ECE’s professional role, and skills to support families. Students have the opportunity to connect theory and practice in two practica.

ECE Schedule
I have learned so much from this amazing program. I feel like I am now equipped with lifelong tools that will help me become a great educator.ECE graduate