About Us

We’ll help you learn the skills necessary to become a teacher of early childhood education. We’re a non-profit organization registered with the ECE Registry and PTIB.


Creative Minds Early Childhood Education Certificate Program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.  Our interim designation number is 04529

Just like you, we are unique and we all bring important understanding to our work with children.

Creative Minds Early Learning Society strives through its Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate Program to provide a high quality ECE program that helps you develop skills appropriate to the wide variety of pedagogical settings experienced by both pre-service and in-service practitioners. Community, Nature, Indigenous perspectives, and Inquiry learning all figure into the ECE certificate curriculum.

Our goal is to equip early childhood professionals with the skills and training necessary to deliver high quality, developmentally appropriate early learning programs in order to apply for registration as a BC licensed early childhood educator.

The ECE Certificate Program is based on the belief that knowledge and understanding of early childhood education is best attained through participating in a supportive learning community. Throughout the entire program of studies, the course content is paced so as to enable students to observe and engage directly with children as they acquire theoretical knowledge.  Each student is assigned a mentor.

The program is closely linked with an operational Creative Minds Early Learning Centre and selected preschools.


Renata Aebi (Doctoral Candidate):  Senior Educational Administration
Kate McCabe (Doctoral Candidate): Program and Practicum Director
Sutinder Sarna, Geraldine Szabo and Nancy Greenall:  Student Affairs Team
Anamaria Girtonea: Administrative Manager
Barry McKnight CPA: Accountant

Creative Minds Early Learning Society

Creative Minds Early Learning Society is a not-for-profit organization registered in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada. Creative Minds is committed to the support of children and parents

Have a question or want to apply? Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

Phone: 604-263-4711 (Kate McCabe)
Email: creativemindsECEcertificate@gmail.com