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Early Childhood Care and Education – Infant/Toddler Advanced Certificate

Program Details

Length: 3 terms

Total Credits: 21

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Castlegar

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education: Infant Toddler


Program Summary

The courses in this program meet the educational requirements of the BC ECE Registry Special Needs Educator Certification.

These courses may be used as credits towards the Human Services Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate professionalism in practice consistent with the code of ethics and standards of practice of their respective disciplines.
  • use effective interpersonal skills including active listening, collaboration, self-awareness and conflict resolution within multi-faceted roles and contexts.
  • understand and respect cultural differences and multiple ways of knowing.
  • practice from an ethic of inclusivity.
  • establish and maintain wellness strategies to assure work/life balance both personally and professionally.
  • engage in critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of an Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate from an approved BC institution; and
  • BC high school graduation or equivalent; and
  • English 12 or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% or better or a minimum LPI score of level 4.

Additional Requirements

no additional requirements for this program

Graduation and Promotion

In order to receive your credential in you program you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 and a minimum of 60% or better in all semester courses.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required courses

ECCE200Infant Growth and Development


ECCE260Health Care in Infant and Toddler Programs


HSER267Leadership in Human Services


Term 2

Required courses

ECCE285Practices With Infants and Toddlers


Term 3

Required courses

ECCE282Infant/Toddler Observation Practicum


ECCE286Infant Toddler Practicum