ECED – Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education (ECED) unit works across UBC’s Faculty of Education to offer a number of undergraduate and graduate programs focused on the early years (children from birth to age 9). ECED programs allow teachers, early childhood educators, and other early childhood education professionals to inquire into their work with young children, and offers opportunities to explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice.
Explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice with our interdisciplinary and faculty-wide Masters programs.
Learn to critically examine theoretical frameworks, approaches and issues related to early childhood education.
Enrich your knowledge and learn to design optimal and inclusive early learning experiences that foster children’s development.
ECED CoursesWith the recent commitment to universal childcare in British Columbia, the demand for qualified Early Childhood Educators has never been higher. UBC’s BC Early Childhood Education Assistant & Basic Certificate program is offered 100% online, with practica in the Lower Mainland, allowing students the flexibility to work and manage other responsibilities while preparing for a rewarding career in Early Childhood Education!
Alumni Profile: Mackenzie Radomski, MEd On-campus, 2019
“Going to UBC was an excellent match and exactly what I was looking for because they offered courses where I could dive deeper into my interests. It was through different courses at UBC where I was able to supplement the practical skills I’ve developed as an educator with recent evidence-based research for how children develop in primary school and what techniques are useful for laying the groundwork.”
“My ECE degree was instrumental and influential to help me develop as an educator and equip me with a set of tools, research, and knowledge that I can use on a daily basis…”
ECED News & Events
The Early Childhood Education program invites applications for a number of part-time sessional positions for 2021 Summer term (May 10, 2020 – August 12, 2020). Applications are due by midnight, Sunday, April 11, 2021.
The Early Childhood Education program is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Wendy K. Sutton Graduate Scholarship in Early Childhood Literacy. Application deadline: midnight, Monday, April 5, 2021.
The ECED program is pleased to offer a new Special Topics course in 2021 Summer Term 1: Families in a Diverse Society, Tu & Th, May 10-Jun 17, 2021, instructor Laurie Ford (cross-listed EPSE 511 / ECED 565B).
We recognize and acknowledge that we learn and work on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Our students, staff and faculty benefit from the rich history and learnings shared by local Knowledge Keepers.