Indigenous Infant and Toddler Educator

Credential: Diploma  Ι  Credits: 32.0  Ι  Offered: September to April

Program Description

In this 8-month Diploma program, learners prepare for a rewarding career to work with infants and toddlers by learning the basic knowledge and skills about their behaviours, cognitive development, and emotional needs. Further studies include learning how to incorporate the Indigenous perspective while planning and delivering programs in an infant and toddler childcare centre. After completing this program, graduates can work in a childcare centre as an Infant and Toddler Educator.

The first step after graduation is applying to the Early Childhood Educator Registry for the Infant and Toddler certificate to practice in British Columbia. This provides you with the opportunity to earn higher wages and work alongside a Certified Infant and Toddler Childhood Educator.

Career Path

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including childcare centres, non-profit agencies, and First Nation communities. Positions may include:

  • Special Needs Support Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Outreach Support Worker
  • Childcare Worker

Combined Diploma Option

Both the Indigenous Infant and Toddler Educator and Indigenous Special Needs Educator Diploma programs can be taken at the same time for a cost and time savings (10 months total).

University Transfer

The credits earned in the Indigenous Infant and Toddler Diploma program is transferrable to Capilano University or NITEP at the University of British Columbia.

Program Summary


8 Months


September to April








Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm


220 hours, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm


·  Capilano University


Admission Requirements


How to Apply

  • Basic Early Childhood Educator Certificate
  • Two Reference Letters
  • CRC Clearance
  • TB Test Results (Negative)
  • Doctor's Note of Good Health and Mental and Physcial Fitness to work with young children
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

In-Person: 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. (We are located just off Main Street)

By Fax: Fax your application to our admissions office at (604) 873-1440

Online: Complete and submit your Online Application

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Course Schedule

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Name

ECE 269

Supervision and Management

ECE 282

Advanced Child Growth and Development

ECE 227

Working with Families

ECE 280

Indigenous Health Care

Specialty Courses
ECE 294 Indigenous Practices with Infants and Toddlers  
ECE 295 Practicum  

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This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328