Capital College

Early Childhood Education
Infant and Toddler

Early Childhood Education Infant and Toddler

Approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and recognized by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, ECE Registry, the program provides comprehensive learning in various early childhood philosophies in infant and toddler level and practice, including knowledge in advanced child development and observation, health and safety, reflective teaching, program planning and administration in early childhood field infant and toddler level. The practicum component provides the student with a supervised teaching and learning experience and a period of observation, internalization, and further study, in order to bring together the theory and practice of infant and toddler education.

  • Academic: 263 hours
  • Practicum: 235 hours

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

Learning outcomes

Upon completing all the requirements for graduation students will receive:

At the end of this program you will have developed the necessary knowledge and understanding of various philosophies within the early childhood field infant and toddler level and the practice experience to become a competent infant and toddler educator

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old
  • ESL level 4; hold basic Montessori EC 3-6 credential (MACTE) or complete the introductory course “Early Childhood Overview”; and interview with the Director of Student Affairs.

Required documents

  • Basic ECE Certificate from British Columbia.
  • Three English letters of references testifying to the suitability of the applicant for work in the infant and toddler field
  • Statement of Intent
  • Written Interview
  • Two recent 1” x 1” photos
  • Photocopy of ID: Personal ID (Local Students)/ Student Visa or Study Permit and Passport (International Students)
  • Physician’s Health Declaration
  • A Valid Canadian Criminal Record Check Clearance issued by Criminal Records Review Program

Program Highlights

  • Requires Basic ECE Certificate from British Columbia
  • Facilitated by specialized industry experts and work experience practicum
  • Theory and practicum are closely related through the program.

Couse Outline

  • ECE101 - 48 hours
  • ECE102 - 50 hours
  • ECE 106 - 30 hours
  • ECE 104 - 45 hours
  • ECE105 - 45 hours
  • ECE103 - 45 hours
  • ECEP107 - 235 hours
    Infant and Toddler Practicum

Heath and Safety

The College ensures the health and safety of all staff, students and community by following the official guidelines set out by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia; local health and safety authorities.

TheCOVID-19 safety and response plans developed by the institution are intended to provide a comprehensive safety plan and support the return of international students. The intent is to mitigate risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plans apply to domestic and international students; faculty and staff; community and the public; and external contractors.

There are ongoing updates to the regulations regarding entering Canada due to the COVID-19 situation.

International students on study permits continue be allowed into Canada for institutions assessed to have appropriate measures in place to ensure that the students who attend the institution can meet applicable obligations with respect to the mandatory quarantine.   Please refer to the website below and/or contact the College for updates.


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