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Early Childhood Education Centre

Marshall d'Avray Hall

Established in 1991, the UNB Early Childhood Centre has a 20-year history of extensive research and development in early education including early literacies, family literacies, early learning and child care, and early years curriculum. Research projects undertaken by the Centre are typically community based and participatory.

Results are shared in academic conferences, journals, and public forums. The Centre also houses an innovative full day ECE program for young children. ECE faculty teach early childhood courses within the Faculty of Education and participate in the broader ECE community as key note speakers and workshop leaders provincially and nationally.

BEd in Early Childhood

In May 2020, the UNB online Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education degree program began. UNB’s BEd in ECE degree is a first of its kind in Canada, upon completion of the degree, early childhood educators will graduate with BEd and a New Brunswick Certificate IV Teacher’s Licence. Within one year, the enrollment in this program has tripled and partnership with community colleges across Canada are developing.

BEd in Early Childhood Education