Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most popular questions. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How much does the Basic ECE program cost?

The basic ECE program has a total tuition of $6300.00 plus the costs of books and workshops.

Do I qualify for a student loan?

LLIF does not offer student loans but is prepared to work with students to support fees payments through various payment structures within our organization.

Is LLIF a designated college?

No. LLIF is a federally designated non-profit society with charitable status.
It is authorized to offer a private career training program under PCTIA rules.

How many courses do I have to take to become an ECE assistant?

The Ministry of Children and Family Development in BC requires that you complete one of the following courses:

  • Health, Safety and Nutrition;
  • Child Growth and Development;
  • Guidance and Discipline.

When you complete this course you may order a transcript and have it sent to the ECE registry to fulfill this requirement.

How do I make an interview appointment?

After your application has been received the LLIF representative will contact you to schedule an interview. At that interview the following materials need to be provided to the LLIF representative:

  • academic records;
  • registration fee of $100 (if it has not been paid already);
  • criminal record check.
  • valid picture ID
  • 3 letters of reference
  • doctor’s certificate of wellness
  • 250-500 word letter explaining why you want to work with children
How do I register?

Contact Us and you will be required to:

  • provide personal information;
  • pay a registration fee;
  • provide three reference letters;
  • engage in a conversation with faculty about why you wish to enter the ECE field.
What licensing will I receive?

What licensing will I receive?

A certificate of graduation from LLIF ECE program is one step in the process for application for an ECE Certificate to Practice with the ECE Registry.

Upon completion of our 11 courses in the basic ECE program, you will receive a transcript which satisfies one of the licensing requirements. A transcript will be sent to the ECE registry on your behalf.

Please go to this ECE BC site for more details.