|Faculty:||Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Department
|Field of Study:||Aboriginal Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
|Description:||The Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program is designed to meet provincial licensing standards, academic standards, community, and First Nations standards to ensure NVIT graduates are successful, effective child development workers in BC communities. The program is unique in that it emphasizes the knowledge, skills and standards relevant to both Aboriginal and mainstream individuals, families and communities. Early Childhood Education is a rapidly expanding field with a high need for qualified and certified childcare workers, particularly in Aboriginal communities. The program also includes First Aid certification as part of the program.
Students are required to complete 48 credits (with an overall minimum GPA of 2.33) to receive the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education certificate, and will be prepared for employment in many different career areas: day-care centres; pre-schools; private kindergartens; special needs centres, and; a variety of other facilities. Graduates also have the opportunity of completing a second year to obtain the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education diploma.
Please note that this program is only available at NVIT's Merritt campus only, and the practicum placement will be scheduled throughout the Nicola Valley and Thompson Areas.