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Good Beginnings

Good Beginnings


This course is an introduction to starting and operating a family childcare. Learn the basic skills and knowledge to provide children with a nurturing, quality, safe, healthy and stimulating environment. The 30 hour course covers important topics in a child's development, behaviour guidance, health and safety requirements. It also offers skills in managing the business (licensing requirements), policies and procedures of providing child care in the home business setting. Emphasis is placed on getting started, setting up for a quality environment and working with children.  The current fees for this program include $260 tuition, $100 course material fee, plus all applicable student fees.


Fall registration cancelled.

Spring 2018 registration beings November 14, 2017

Details to be posted soon.



How Do I Apply?

For more information about the program and Fall, Winter and Spring start dates contact Christine McLeod, Program Coordinator, at 604.312.5282.

Career Opportunities

The Childcare Program is recognized by the Fraser Health Region Licensing Department and the BC Family Child Care Association. This part-time program prepares you to work effectively with young children and to set up a childcare business within the home environment.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Personal interview with instructor
  • Completion of English 10 with a B or better. Applicants must submit a transcript of the grade.
  • Applicants whose first language is English, but who have not successfully completed English 10 with a B or better are required to write the ACP Accuplacer test and attain a minimum score of writing level 7.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed English 10 in Canada must take the Accuplacer-ELST test. The required score is Accuplacer 88 and writing band 4.


CHLD 1050 Good Beginnings

Note:  Classes are held on Thursday evenings and on two Saturdays.


For more information contact:

Christine MacLeod at 604.312.5282


Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Statement of Completion in Good Beginnings.

For academic advising contact the ACA Academic Advisor.