All applicants must be at least nineteen years of age with no relevant criminal record. In addition, prospective students must supply the LLIF Early Childhood Education Program staff with:

  • A current doctor’s certificate verifying good mental and physical health;
  • A certified high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • 3 letters of reference;
  • 250 to 500 word letter telling us why you want to work with children.

All applicants must make an appointment for face-to-face interview prior to being accepted into the program. Should an applicant fail to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither LLIF nor the applicant can waive them.

If you wish to work as an Early Childhood Educator in the province of British Columbia you must be approved by the BC ECE Registry. Our program will help you complete one of the most important steps in this program.

The primary attitude expected of all seeking entry into LLIF Early Childhood Education Program is that they ‘love little children’. This profession offers unique opportunities to foster the healthy growth of young hearts and minds, to open up their learning potential, and in so doing to make rich contributions to families and society at large. At the same time, on the part of those involved, the loving care of children makes great demands of time, energy, and money. For this reason, committing oneself to pursue a career in early childhood education requires careful discernment.

instructors ece Preference will be given to prospective students on the basis of the following criteria. Students will be able to:

  • work collaboratively with others in a respectful manner;
  • be playful and imaginative when working with young children;
  • act with patient kindness in their dealing with others—their peers, the mentoring staff, and especially with the children;
  • act with integrity, that is, that they are vigilant to align words and actions;
  • take full responsibility for their actions and see assigned tasks through to completion;
  • help others willingly;
  • demonstrate an eager openness to learn along with a healthy sense of humor.

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)