Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. If students do not have BC Grade 12 or equivalent and they are at least 19 years of age, they may be accepted provided they have a minimum of 3 credits of university-transferable courses with a grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • One of the following:
    LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

Program Requirements

  • Completed Early Childhood Education application supplement form.
  • A successful interview conducted by the Early Childhood Education Department.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity, independence and an affinity for working with people.
  • At least two letters of reference, one of which indicates successful recent experience in the care of children under six years, particularly with groups of preschool-aged children. The second letter may be a personal reference. Baby-sitting experience alone is not adequate. Experience means a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer work in the Province of British Columbia in a licensed child care centre with children six years and under.
  • A demonstrated proficiency in the English language including the ability to speak, read, and write clearly and correctly. English proficiency is most important as young children are in the process of acquiring language.
  • A confidential medical history, and TB test must be completed once acceptance has been offered. The medical history information that is provided relates only to a student's ability to fully participate in the program curriculum and practicums that include lifting and carrying young children and physical work in a child care centre. It is a legal requirement that students working with young children in licensed childcare centres attain a negative TB test result.
  • Current first aid certification.  Once an acceptance has been offered, a first aid certificate from an approved first aid training program must be submitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education program.  Approved first aid training programs for Early Childhood Educators are listed in Schedule C of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act under Child Care Licensing Regulations.
  •  All students in Early Childhood Education programs in British Columbia must complete a Criminal Record Review prior to initial registration. Practicum agencies require evidence of a satisfactory Criminal Record Review. If students have a criminal conviction, they are directed to contact the Criminal Records Review Program with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Security Programs Division with regard to specific questions involving criminal convictions and the ability to register as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission and application supplement forms.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • Letters of reference.
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable).

Please refer to the program application dates in the Application Information section.

Late applications will be accepted if space is available.

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  • You must hold an Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma from an approved institution or a valid Early Childhood Education Registry Early Childhood Educator Licence. (See Langara College Early Childhood Education Diploma Program)

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission form.
  • Official transcript indicating completion of an Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma or an official copy of your Early Childhood Education Registry Early Childhood Educator Licence.

Application and Supporting Documents Deadline

  • April 15 for the September intake.
  • September 30 for the January intake.

Late applications will be accepted if space is available.

Program Notes

  • For information regarding regulatory requirements for registration as an Early Childhood Educator in BC, please see the Early Childhood Information webpage at www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/ece or call 1.888.338.6622.