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.
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
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.
* Practicum: Field Placement & Seminar: Early Childhood Education (EDUE1115). 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 ContinuingEd@nbcc.ca
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
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