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.
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.
Graduation requires successful completion of the courses in the program outline below.
Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.
This program is not currently offered
Health and Social Development
2022-23: $2,107.41 (for all 5 courses)
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022