Stenberg College offers the Post-Basic Infant Toddler and Special Needs Early Childhood Educator Program (Dual Diploma) to those who have already completed an Early Childhood Education Basic (Certificate) level program. The ECE Post-Basic program is 28 weeks and full time.
With the Infant / Toddler post-basic specialization, graduates are qualified for employment in childcare facilities caring for infants and toddlers (up to three years old). With the post-basic education in Special Needs, graduates work in programs with children who require extra support, from infancy to school age. Post-basic graduates are also prepared to handle a wider range of administrative and supervisory responsibilities.
In addition to in-class delivery, we also offer the Post-Basic program in a combined delivery format. In this format, all courses (with the exception of the practicum) are offered through guided online learning combined with weekly classroom-based sessions. This flexible delivery format is designed for individuals who may be balancing other responsibilities such as work and/or family. In the Post-Basic Infant Toddler and Special Needs program you will complete orientation followed by six theory courses in a combined online and classroom-based delivery format followed by a six-week Infant Toddler Practicum. This will then be followed by two more theory courses delivered in a combined delivery format, followed by a final six-week Special Needs Practicum experience.
You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options; Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.