BA Early Childhood Care



and Education


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Care and Education provide students with critical knowledge and skills in the field of child development, care and learning. The programme is developed on the fundamental belief that all children can learn and deserve equal opportunities to grow and develop.  Thus, it is among the few, if not the only, with a strong emphasis on special and inclusive education. The ultimate goal of the programme is to prepare students (prospective caregivers and educators) to enter the childcare and early learning field as highly skilled caregivers or early learning professionals who can immediately contribute to the development and growth of children and deliver the highest quality of care and education to every child.


A Certificate in ECCE with a GPA of 2.50


    Contact Admissions

    5-6 Years (PT)

    City Campus



    ECCE 100 Introduction to the World of the Learner 3 COMM 108 or Oral Presentation Skills or 3
    ECCE 103 Health, Fitness and Safety in Early Childhood Care and Education 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    ECCE 120 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
    ECCE 150 Child Development 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    ECCE 200 Emergent Literacy Methods 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
    ECCE 202 Teaching of Reading 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
    ECCE 204 Emergent Mathematics 3 SCIE 121 Foundation of Natural Sciences 3
    ECCE 205 Mathematics Instruction for Early Learners 3 Twelve (12) credits to be taken from the list of core curriculum courses below
    ECCE 206 Classroom Science 3 ARTS 120 Survey of Art History 1
    ECCE 207 Science Exploration in Early Childhood 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3
    ECCE 210 Alternative, Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology and Devices for Children with Disabilities 3 CLTR 120 Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago 1
    ECCE 211 Instructional Technology for Early Learners 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
    ECCE 215 Principles of Early Childhood Education 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3
    ECCE 240 Classroom Management 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
    ECCE 301 Foundations of Educational Psychology 3 ENVS 121 Environmental Issue and Sustainability 1
    ECCE 302 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education  3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
    ECCE 320 Instruction Strategies for Learners with Developmental Disabilities  3 MUSC 120 Survey of the History of Music 1
    ECCE 340 Early Intervention for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children with Disabilities 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour 3
    ECCE 352 Social Skills and Adaptation 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
    ECCE 354 Assessment in Infant and Toddler Development 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
    ECCE 360 Assessment, Treatment and Services for Young Children with Disabilities 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
    ECCE 450 Action Research in Education (Parts 1 and 2) 4 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
    ECCE 480 Clinical Practice I 4 Total Core Curriculum Credits 30
    ECCE 482 Clinical Practice II 4 SUPPORT COURSES
    Total Credits in Major Area of Study 75 EDUC 124 Sign language I 3
    EDUC 125 Advanced Sign Language for Educators 3
    LAWW 301 Law and Liability for Early Childhood Educators 3
    LIBS 273 Introduction to Children’s Literature 3
    MATH 175 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 3
    Total Support Credits 15

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Care and Education, students must successful complete 120 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution:


    Required courses in the major area of study 75 credits
    Total courses in major area of study 75 credits
    Core curriculum courses 30 credits
    Support courses 15 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation           120 credits

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