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Early Childhood Education Diploma


Earn an Early Childhood Education Diploma at Thompson Rivers University

Areas of learning include: developing relationships with children, child development, child guidance, interpersonal relations, educational theories, designing and developing curriculum content, reflective practice, working with families, and program management. Practical fieldwork experience is a component of each semester. By consolidating a personal philosophy toward early childhood care and education, graduates are able to work effectively with co-workers and children to co-construct rich learning opportunities and become strong advocates for children and families.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Intake: September
Tuition Fee:
  • C$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$531 (fall/winter) C$610 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Inspiring learning and creativity

Graduates embark on rewarding careers in half or full day child care programs, family child care, Head Start programs, Strong Start programs, and other child care facilities.

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

Courses included

  • Practicum 
  • Child Guidance
  • Interpersonal Relations – Communications
  • Introduction to Program Planning (L)
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Childhood & Adolescence
  • Designation Course Title Credits
  • Practicum 
  • Child Health
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Interpersonal Relations – Helping Interactions
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood & Aging