Family Child Care certificate

Certificate $259
Per Course
1-2 Semesters
Continuous Abbotsford

These courses make up a part-time program for those providing care for children in a home setting. Courses can be taken individually or for credit towards the Family Child Care certificate. Upon successful completion of all six courses, students are eligible to apply for graduation with a certificate in Family Child Care.

The Family Child Care certificate program provides training for people who want to provide care for young children in a home setting and also qualifies graduates as preschool or childcare assistants.

Ongoing registration is being accepted for the Family Child Care certificate program. Textbooks and course packs will be available for purchase at the UFV bookstore.

Note: Completion of this program with grades of C+ or better in all courses will be considered as six credits of advanced standing toward an Early Childhood Education certificate. Successful completion will also result in preferential admittance into the ECE program for qualifying applicants. It will also result in a letter of Licensing Board equivalency to enable one to work as an assistant in a childcare setting.


Participants in this program:

• Need to be able to read and write at a post-secondary level
• Need to be in good physical and mental health. Non-smokers preferred.
• Must have a keen commitment to working with young children.

Current Course Offerings

Understanding Child Behaviour
This course focuses on the guidance and nurturing of young children based on an understanding of their behaviour. We will develop strategies for interpersonal communication, child management, and the fostering of positive emotional and social development of young children. We’ll explore effective ways of dealing with negative behaviour while developing strategies to encourage positive behaviour as well as preserving and encouraging children’s self-esteem.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20217 FAM 03 A3A) Darcie Yardley, 3 sessions, Sat, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, $259.
Starts Apr 26


Emiko Petit
Program Coordinator
604-854-4559 or 1-888-504-7441, local 4559

In addition to a selection of Continuing Studies courses and certificate programs, UFV offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs as well as diplomas, trades certification, and other specialty certificate programs. For more information about programs at UFV please visit our homepage at You may then be interested in contacting Student Services at 1-888-504-7441 to arrange a tour, attend a Becoming a Student info session, connect with an educational advisor, or arrange for career counseling.

Last Updated January 2014


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