Continuing Education

Early Childhood Education

 Delivery: Online |  Credential: Certificate

Early Childhood Education certificate courses provide an opportunity for working professionals in the childcare sector or those with an interest in the field to develop knowledge and skills while earning college credits. Students may complete one or several courses, or they may complete all program requirements part-time over two or more years to graduate with a certificate. The knowledge and skills students acquire provide a foundation for ongoing training.

Admission Requirements

Important: Students who intend to complete the entire program must contact Continuing Education to announce their intention no later than November 1st of the academic year they plan to graduate.

Please Note: Regardless of courses completed, students must meet ECE program admission requirements, including high school graduation or GED, to graduate from the ECE certificate program. All program courses, including practicum, must be successfully completed for graduation.  (Individuals for whom English is not a first language may need to meet NBCC language requirements.)

Course Schedule (Suggested Learning Path)

For those who wish to complete all courses in the program part-time, the following two-year learning path is recommended. Note: online courses have scheduled start, end, and assignment due dates.

Register at least five (5) business days before a course starts.

Take up to two courses at a time to complete all requirements in two years.

Returning Students
(Click Course Name for more details and to register)

EDUE1064 - Children’s Well BeingOnline
EDUE1121 - Observation & Documentation in Early Childhood EducationOnline
EDUE1066 - Planning for Literacy Rich EnvironmentsOnline
SECU1221 - Work SafelyOnline
EDUE1065 - Curriculum DevelopmentOnline
PERS1065 - Interpersonal CommunicationOnline
EDUE1058 - Guiding Children PositivelyOnline
EDUE1115 - Practicum: Early Childhood Education
This mandatory 8-week practicum must be completed in a New Brunswick licensed child care center (some restrictions may apply). For more information, contact Continuing Education
1-week online orientation followed by a mandatory 7-week practicum


Financial Assistance

Courses towards completion of this program online through continuing education may be eligible for part-time student loans.

For more information and to apply, please review the PART-TIME STUDENT LOAN AND GRANT APPLICATION (pdf) form (see “Instructions to the Applicant” on page 5 for steps to follow).

Note: Program requirements may be subject to change