Date and Time

Thu May 2, 2024 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm




Want to make a positive difference in the lives of children? Join us at an upcoming (Teams) ECEC Information Session to find out more about the Early Childhood Education and Care profession and the certificate and diploma options available to you. The work of early childhood educators has a lasting impact on children’s development. It’s a rewarding career in a rapidly growing field and graduates of this program are in high demand.

Our programs include:
In Person Diploma | Nanaimo Campus | September Start
Online Diploma | Available across BC | January Start
Blended Certificate | Hybrid of in person & online for Cowichan & tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus (Qathet Regional Districts) | September Start

Did you know?:
• Eligible ECEs working at participating licensed child care facilities received a $2-per-hour raise in January 2024, based on hours worked in December 2023, on top of the existing $4-per-hour raise. This government-funded raise is the most recent in a series of increases to the ECE Wage Enhancement, bringing the total raise to $6 per hour and increasing the median wage for ECEs up to approximately $28 per hour.
• Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) has an ECE Education Support Fund. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $500 per course, to a maximum of 8 courses, for a total of $4,000 per semester to assist with tuition while studying.
• ECEBC has a Specialized Certification Grant. Eligible ECEs who hold one Specialized Certificate (ITE or SNE) will receive a $2,000 grant. Eligible ECEs who hold both Specialized Certificates (ITE and SNE) will receive a $3,000 grant. Successful completion of the VIU ECEC diploma provides credentials in both ITE and SNE)
• ECEC graduates are in high demand.

If you are unable to make this information session, please email us at with any questions you may have about our programs!