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Ministry of Education and Child Care

Media Relations
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Mohammad Hussain

Press Secretary
Office of the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Mohammad.a.Hussain@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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ECE dual-credit programs in B.C.

School districts and post-secondary institutions that offer or are expected to offer ECE dual-credit programs in 2022:

  • Southeast Kootenay (SD 5), Rocky Mountain (SD 6) and Kootenay Lake (SD 8), with online courses that started in February 2022 through a partnership with College of the Rockies
  • Vernon (SD 22) in partnership with Okanagan College, with in-person offerings beginning September 2022
  • Central Okanagan (SD 23) and Nicola Similkameen (SD 58), with a blend of in-person and online learning through a partnership with Okanagan College
  • Abbotsford (SD 34) in partnership with the University of Fraser Valley, with in-person offerings beginning September 2022
  • Langley (SD 35) in partnership with the University of Fraser Valley, with in-person offerings beginning September 2022
  • Delta (SD 37) in partnership with Delta Continuing Education, which began July 2022
  • Peace River South (SD 59), Peace River North (SD 60) and Fort Nelson (SD 81), through an online course offered in partnership with Northern Lights College that started in February 2022, followed by five additional courses to begin September 2022
  • Greater Victoria (SD 61), Sooke (SD 62), Saanich (SD 63) and Gulf Islands (SD 64), with online courses offered through a partnership with Camosun College that transitioned to in-person learning in February 2022
  • Nanaimo-Ladysmith (SD 68), with a hybrid offering of in-person and online learning through a partnership with Vancouver Island University's Nanaimo campus that began in February 2022 and will continue in September 2022
  • Cowichan Valley (SD 79), with a hybrid of in-person and online learning through a partnership with Vancouver Island University's Cowichan campus that began in February 2022

School districts expected to offer dual-credit early childhood learning programs in partnership with post-secondary institutions in 2023:

  • Vernon (SD 22), in co-operation with the Okanagan Indian Band
  • Chilliwack (SD 33) and Fraser-Cascade (SD 78)
  • Surrey (SD 36)
  • Richmond (SD 38)
  • Sunshine Coast (SD 46) and Sea to Sky (SD 48)
  • Prince Rupert (SD 52) and Bulkley Valley (SD 54) and Nisga'a (SD 92)
  • Okanagan Similkameen (SD 53)
  • Okanagan Skaha (SD 67)

Additional school districts are expected to offer the ECE dual-credit program by 2025.