ECCE Dual Credit

SD8 Kootenay Lake has partnered with regional colleges to offer an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) dual credit program for high school students in grades 11 or 12. 

The programs are one semester each, and will provide students with graduation credits as well as credit toward an ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) program certificate. Students who complete the semester program will be eligible to become an ECE Assistant.

The program is offered at two campuses, the College of the Rockies (Spring Semester) and Selkirk College (Fall Semester).

SD8 Kootenay Lake pays for the tuition, textbooks, technology, and any transportation costs for the ECCE Dual Credit Program.

College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies offers a spring semester dual credit ECCE program.


  • Website (includes application and information)

Selkirk College

Selkirk College offers a fall semester dual credit ECCE Program at the Castlegar Campus.


  • Application Package
  • ECE Information Poster

Interested students should contact their high school counsellor for information.