Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate


Program Overview


The Pacific Link College Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate provides students with the basic knowledge of working with children.  Training includes child development, early learning in BC (and Canada) and its regulatory environment, child guidance, health, safety, and nutritional needs of children.


Pacific Link College<br />

The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and field trips.

Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, work as a team with a confidence to work with children with a full understanding and awareness of the regulations and policies specific to the workplace. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals in becoming a licensed early childhood educator assistant.

Students successfully completing the ECEA program may submit their transcript to the Early Childhood Education Ministry to request the equivalent ECEA certificate valid for five years and can transfer credits to the one-year Childcare Language Assistant program.


Two Months of Theory Courses

Program Details

Responsible Adult Course Online | Head Start Online School

College Success Strategies and Orientation (20 hours)

Child Growth and Development: Foundations and Social Development (40 hours)

Child Growth and Development: Cognitive and Language Development (40 hours)

Guidance, Caring, and Behaviour Management (40 hours)


Health, Safety, and Nutrition (40 hours)

Foodsafe Certification (20 hours)

First Aid with CPR (20 hours)

Fee Structure


Fees (in CAD) International Students Domestic Students
Tuition Fee $3,000 $850
Assessment Fee $250 $0
Application Fee $500 $220
Administration Fee $520 $0
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $630 $630
Course Material Fees $300 $300
Total Fees $5,500 $2,000

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private Training Act Regulation.



  • High school graduates or mature student status
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 10 level English or communications course (pass) or
    • IELTS 5.0 (4.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 35-45; or
    • PTE Academic (Minimum 29 Overall); or
    • CLB 5; or
    • CAEL 30; or
    • CELPIP 6; or
    • Duolingo 65-70 (englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants); or
    • College entrance test (50% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with Pacific Link College admissions staff.

GET started today!

Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate