This 2 year Diploma Program is designed to qualify you as a Licensed Early Childhood Infant & Toddler Educator in British Columbia. You will be certified to work with children, from birth to age 5, in a variety of childcare settings, including daycare centres and pre-schools. You may even want to start your own daycare business!
MTI Community College specializes in teaching the Reggio Emilia approach to childcare in the Year 1 component of the Diploma. The Reggio Emilia approach is based on following the children?s interests, involving them in hands-on, multi-sensory activities and active exploration. The teacher works with the children as a guide and co-explorer, using interests and abilities as a blueprint. Year 2 of the Diploma program prepares you to work with infants and toddlers in childcare settings. You will gain the knowledge and practical experience necessary to be successful when working with young children.
When you attend classes at MTI, you receive individualized service and specialized training in our small class sizes settings. Our approach is to provide you with knowledge-based education and mentorship using highly qualified instructional staff.
You will complete 3 practicum experiences in the Diploma Program that will provide you with excellent training, networking and job prospects. Students who complete the Early Childhood Care & Education Infant & Toddler Diploma, and who successfully complete 500 hours of work experience under a licensed Early Childhood Educator, will be eligible for registration with the Provincial Childcare Facilities Licensing Board, Ministry of Health, as both a Licensed ECE and Infant & Toddler Educator.
Completion of the ECCE Infant & Toddler Diploma gives you the opportunity for advancement into Supervisory Roles in ECCE settings. In most centres, it is preferred that Supervisors have completed both the Infant & Toddler and Special Needs Diploma Programs.
MTI will also provide you with career preparation where we help you with your resume and assist you in finding employment as an Early Childhood Educator. We know our program will work for you as it did for the 93.87% of MTI grads that got employed last year
Grade 12 or 19 years of age. Entrance Assessment. Doctor' note of good health. 3 letters of recommendation for working with children. Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check - $20 fee Victoria Ministry of Attorney General.
Full-time Program Duration: 70 Weeks
Includes: Professional Development Days & Stat Holidays
Excludes: Winter Term Break, Spring Term Break & Summer Term Break
Year 1 $12,100 Domestic students
Year 2 $5,800 Domestic students
Year 1 $15,600 International students
Year 2 $7,424 International students
Other Fees: Contact admissions department