The Early Childhood Education Post Basic (Infant/Toddler Specialization) program provides continuing education to Early Childhood Educators or those who are in the process of completing the required 500 hours of work experience needed to be certified.
In the program, students will learn how to work with infants and toddlers through a variety of hands-on course material. The program covers advanced child growth and development; advanced health, safety and nutrition; and skills for interacting with families and the community at large.
*Workplace placement must be completed in British Columbia
Academic Admission Requirements
*From an English language teaching institution.
**19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass college’s English admissions test.
Administrative Admission Requirements
DAYCARE OBSERVATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS
(Practicum, Clinical Placement or Preceptorship)
Note: The following courses require both criminal record check and immunization report prior to the first day.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
Individuals who have successfully completed early childhood training through a recognized educational institution in British Columbia may apply to the BC Early Childhood Educator Registry for certification as anInfant/Toddler Educator (ITE). Contact the Early Childhood Educator Registry for details of the application process at 1.888.338.6622 or visit their website at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator
Get hands-on training in Early Childhood Education at Vancouver Career College.
A six-week integrated community based practicum, supervised by a Certified Infant Toddler Educator (Sponsor Teacher) with additional observation and evaluation by ECE Faculty from the College. This laboratory course provides the student with opportunities for the development and implementation of comprehensive projects that demonstrate advanced professional knowledge and practice.