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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education


Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Care and Education


About the Programme

This programme educates and prepares individuals to work with and advocate for young children, birth to age eight. Successful graduates will contribute to children’s growth and readiness for formal education and lifelong learning.

What Will I Study?

You will:
  • Discover culturally and developmentally-appropriate strategies for Early Stimulation and Language Development (Birth to 2+ years)
  • Learn about culturally and developmentally-appropriate strategies for engaging and monitoring the progress of young children across curriculum content in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Social Studies (Pre-school to Grade 2)

Career Opportunities

If you want a fun, creative and exciting career working with and advocating for young children, then this degree is for you!

You can become a:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Researcher
  • Infant Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Nursery nurse
  • Pre-School Teacher

Why Study in Barbados

Come for a semester on Study Abroad or pursue a full degree in a multicultural learning environment.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies.

We welcome local, international and regional students.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BEd
  • Duration: Full-time: 3 Years (Minimum)


Programme Details

Your programme consists of courses in:

  •  Foundation Education
  •  Foreign Languages
  •  General Education
  •  Early Childhood Care and Education
  •  Early Childhood Practicum
  •  In/Out-of-faculty Electives
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We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available.

Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget.

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  • A minimum of five (5) passes in CSEC General Proficiency Grade I, II or Grade III (Grade III if done after 1998], or GCE O’ Levels at least Grade C, or BGCSE examinations including English and one of the following: a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject;
  • The entry requirements of the particular academic department in which they propose to take courses;
  • Teacher training is not required. Students who possess formal teacher certification can matriculate into the 60-credit programme.

If you have any questions about the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Care and Education), please contact the or call 246-417-4426.