Family Child Care - Good Beginnings

This course is a good fit for people who plan to take care of a small group of children in their home (family child care) or work in before and after school care settings.

Offered each term, this course runs on Thursdays and one Saturday. The manual "Good Beginnings" is a required text available for purchase at the VCC book store.

Please note: for the successful completion of this course it is required to have full attendance of 36 hours.

  • The next intake for this course will be Spring, 2020.

  • Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
    Sep, Jan, Apr 10 evenings and 1 Saturday or self-paced Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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    Program Description

    Program Description

    Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements


    VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    International students

    Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: or 604.443.8600.

    As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

    Program Specific

    Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
    • Comfortable and confident in writing, reading and speaking English at Gr 10 level or equivalent.
    • Possess the physical health, stamina, emotional maturity and social ability to meet the demands of working with young children.
    • VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and International students.
    • 19 years of age or older

    Course Schedule

    Fees and Other costs

    Info Sessions

    Info Sessions

    VCC's Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate (ECCE) program prepares graduates to work in licensed preschools and childcare centres. This Continuing Studies program offers students the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality service for children ages three to five years old.

    Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200 block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

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    Contact Us/Request Info


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    Program Coordinator: Katarina Jovanovic, VCC ECCE, 604.871.7000, ext. 8660
    Program Assistant: VCC ECCE, 604.871.7000, ext. 8635

    Program Highlights

    Course Schedule

    Courses Schedule


    No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993) term.
    Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

    Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2020 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2020 term(s) are in process.
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    Good Beginnings (ECCE 1202)
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    Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.

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