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 29 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.
This program is recognized by and graduates will be certified by the Early Childhood Educator Registry.
We offer the Early Childhood Education 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, two more theory courses delivered in a combined delivery format, and a final six-week Special Needs Practicum.
Prior to Program Admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements for the program. Upon enrollment, students will be informed of next steps and timelines. Requirements for practice education placements include:
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.