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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, and the business of family childcare. Emphasis is placed on setting up a quality environment and working with children. The current fees for this program include $260 tuition, $70 course material fee, plus all applicable student fees.


Fall 2018          Course Suspended

Spring 2019    Course Suspended 

Future offerings of the Good Beginnings course will be posted once scheduled.


How Do I Apply?

For more information about the program,contact Christine McLeod, Program Coordinator, at 604.312.5282.

Career Opportunities

The GOOD BEGINNINGS: Professional Development for Child Care Providers training 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 within the home environment and will also qualify you to work in a Group Out of School Program or a Group Center as a third assistant.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Personal interview with instructor
  • Completion of English 10 with a C+ 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 C+ 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 (630-9pm) and 2 Saturdays (10am-3pm).

For more information contact: Christine MacLeod at 604.312.5282

Statement of Completion

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.