An investment in the future
Invest in yourself! Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career as an Early Childhood Educator and set you up for entry into an in-demand field. Make a difference in the life of each child!
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Additional Student Fees
What to expect
Located at our Interurban campus, the ELC program is two academic years long. If you’re enrolling as a full time student you’ll be taking the equivalent of 5 or 6 courses each term with a combination of 11-16 class hours and 6-18 practicum hours in local early learning and care programs each semester. It’s common for an additional 15-30 hours per week be spent on homework. Student assessment occurs in all courses, and may include research papers, reflective journals, projects, presentations, and exams. Some courses may be offered via distance delivery.
This is a rigorous program with a combination of academic and hands-on practical experiences.
In your first year, you’ll receive the skills and knowledge to guide children’s behaviour and their environment, while supporting and developing good communication skills.
In your second year, you’ll consolidate and integrate your foundational knowledge. Then you will go deeper into leadership, professional practice and specialty focus.
Online Diploma Program
Early Learning and Care is offering a new online ELC Diploma cohort beginning January 2021. New applications are being accepted. Current program applicants will be offered a seat on a first come first serve basis.