ECED – Early Childhood Education

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.

Graduate Programs Sep. 2020 intake deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

Certificate Programs May 2020 intake deadline: Feb. 28, 2020

Visit How to Apply: Graduate Programs or How to Apply: BC ECE Assistant Certificate for more details.

ECED News & Events

Join us for Earth Talks: An Eco-Printing & Soundscapes Workshop on July 23, 2024

Join us at our upcoming online workshop, Earth Talks: An Eco-Printing and Soundscapes Workshop, offered in collaboration with the Co-imagining Better Futures with Children and summer elective, ECED 565: Climate Childhoods.

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Register Now: The Foundations of Indigenous-Specific Anti-Racism in Early Childhood Education Series

This four-part professional development series will support early childhood educators in developing a critical understanding of how Indigenous-specific racism, colonialism, and whiteness impact the early learning environment.

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