Early Childhood Education and Care

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Kholoud sits behind the sandbox in her preschool

Alum of the Month: Kholoud Madi

May 21, 2022

A desire to contribute to the community in a meaningful way and make a difference in the lives of local children motivated Kholoud Madi, a VIU Early Childhood Education and Care program graduate, to open her own preschool in Nanaimo. Elm Preschool is a full-day preschool program for children aged two and a half to five. We caught up with Madi to learn more about her new... Read more


Early Childhood Pedagogy Network announcement

New teaching network a win for ECEs, quality child care

February 3, 2020

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received funding for two pedagogist positions to work with early childhood educators at select child care centres in Nanaimo and Cowichan, as well as students in the University's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program. [[{"fid":"3518","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"... Read more


VIU ECEC Alum Summer Lin opens her own daycare and helps inspire future ECEC workers

VIU’s Early Child Education and Care Program Doubles Seats for 2019

February 19, 2019

To meet the high demand for jobs, VIU is doubling its capacity for Early Child Education and Care program for the September 2019 intake. Students can receive up to $4,000 per semester for their studies in the ECEC program. Working with children has always been a passion for Summer Lin.  “I worked as an ESL teacher for eight years in Taiwan. When we moved to Canada, I knew I wanted to... Read more