All applicants must be at least nineteen years of age with no relevant criminal record. In addition, prospective students must supply Creative Minds Early Childhood Education Certificate Program with:
A certified high school diploma or its equivalent
TOEFL Reading. Score 4-17, Listening. Score 9-16, Speaking. Score 10-15, Writing. Score 7-12 OR IELTS overall band score of 5 OR CAEL Overall band score 45
OR Grade 11 or equivalent English score of C+
OR Portfolio and Interview demonstrating reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Applicants will demonstrate that they have an ability to complete observations of children’s development, to communicate with families of children in child care, and have an understanding of the BC Child Care Act and Licensing Regulations. The portfolio may include letters from supervisors and employers in child care in support of the application, photos and writing demonstrating significant work experience, and evidence that the applicant has a beginning understanding of and ability to produce “pedagogical documentation”.
An application form must be completed and forwarded to the Creative Minds Early Childhood Education Certificate Program administrator at least one week before the first day of class.
A non-refundable application fee of $100 must accompany the application form
Should an applicant fail to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither Creative Minds Early Childhood Education Certificate Program 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.