Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education Diploma program provides an exemplary model of innovative practice and opportunities for classroom-based research where students can acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective educators of young children. Areas of learning include: developing relationships with children, child development, child guidance, interpersonal relations, educational theories, designing and developing curriculum content, reflective practice, working with families and program management. Practical fieldwork experience is a component of each semester.

  • Students will earn 32 credits after successful completion of the program that will be applied to their Dogwood Diploma.
  • These courses will be recorded on the student’s transcript as grade 12 elective courses.
  • Students will be eligible for a license to practice as an Early Childhood Educator upon successful completion of the 2nd year.
  • School District No. 73 covers the cost of the tuition: approximately $3,100.00 of the first year’s tuition (subject to change). Other ancillary costs are paid by the student.

Who Attends: Any district student with a school recommendation and who meets the criteria listed in the TRU Start Application 

Date: Students attend their first year during their grade 12 year. The program involves an additional semester of study after graduation

Location:  Thompson Rivers University

Fee: TRU Registration fee of $31.64 to be included with submission of completed application (Cheques payable to "SD73")

*Tuition is paid by the School District, all ancillary fees are the responsibility of the student.  Please see application for estimated costs.*

Application Due Date: February 17, 2023

Application: TRU Start - Early Childhood Education Application Fall 2023 (Please print ONE-SIDED)


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