Early Childhood Education (ECE) Infant Toddler Certificate

Build upon your experience working alongside children with advanced training in the care of infants and toddlers. 

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Students work alongside infants and toddlers in this advanced training.


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Delivery options

Full-Time, Part-Time

Tuition and fees

2023-24: $2,402

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.

  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.

  • Detailed domestic tuition and fees information

Program details

The Early Childhood Education program provides advanced training in Infant/Toddler Care. Upon successful completion of the required courses the learner will meet the admission requirements for the Infant/Toddler Specialty practicum - ECDE 239. Upon successful completion of this practicum, the student will meet the requirements for the Infant/Toddler Specialty Certificate and will also satisfy the requirements for a British Columbia Infant/Toddler License to Practice.

Practicum experiences are an integral part of early childhood education programs with mandatory attendance requirements for practicum hours.  Descriptions of each practicum course are included in the program outline.  Students will be assigned to a practicum site which will be located in the Okanagan Valley or surrounding areas.  Transportation to and from practicum locations are the student’s responsibility.

Students looking for financial support to access this program are encouraged to explore the links below and/or contact HealthPrograms@okanagan.bc.ca for assistance. 

Campus Start date Schedule
Distance Jan. 07, 2024

Online theory classes run 6-9pm Sunday and Thursday evenings between Jan 7 and Aug 2. In-person practicum runs Aug 11 - Sep 27 at a local child care and early learning centre.

Admission requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the ECE Certificate program or a current BC ECE Registry Certificate to Practice. Applicants without either prerequisite may be admitted to components of the certificate program with written recommendation by the ECE department chair, if space permits.

  • Applicants must provide evidence of current First Aid that includes Child Safe & Infant CPR certification.

  • A criminal record check clearance from the B.C. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Office. Okanagan College's admission offices will provide applicants with instructions and forms for applicants to submit to the Solicitor General's Office and a deadline for the College to receive the clearance letter. Applicants should only initiate their criminal record check when instructed by Admissions. Failure to provide a clearance letter by the deadline will result in a cancellation of the applicant's admission application.

  • Notwithstanding all specific program prerequisites, Okanagan College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant when, in the opinion of Okanagan College, there is sufficient and substantiated evidence, medical or otherwise, to conclude that by granting admission Okanagan College would jeopardize the safety of clients under student care or would otherwise be negligent in providing for the safety and well-being of clients, agency staff or other students.

Program outline

Infant and Toddler Specialty
ECDE 213 - Working with Families and Community
ECDE 214 - Practices in Infant Toddler Care
ECDE 222 - Developmentally-Responsive Environments for Under Threes
ECDE 223 - Administration
ECDE 239 - Practicum for Infant Toddler Specialty

Graduation requires successful completion of the courses in the program outline.

Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.

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