Sep 01, 2022

Indigenous Early Childhood Education (INECE) - Level 1

  • SIIT - Program Opportunities
  • Remote (Online)
Full-time Education

Job Description

Program Description

This program is for those who are currently employed part or full time in an early childhood education facility and would like to obtain a Saskatchewan Level 1 Certificate.

Our Indigenous Early Childhood Education (ECE) Level 1 program is a three-course program that delivers the basics in Early Childhood Professional Education in alignment with provincial ECE standards. This program includes core Level 1 ECE courses rooted in Indigenous worldviews, perspectives, history, literature, engagement with Elders, and land-based education practices.

There are two ways to obtain credit for each of the three courses:

  1. Online Study Program: Program preparation plus 3 courses, 45 hours of study time for each course, over 4 months.
  2. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR): If you are applying to this program with previous knowledge and experience, you may be eligible to obtain credits for one or more of these courses through the PLAR process. For more information, please reach out to the Admissions Team at 306-477-9325.

Admission Requirements

Admissions

  • Grade 10 or Mature Admission
  • Must provide a current criminal record and vulnerable sector check. Upon conditional acceptance, fees will be paid by SIIT or reimbursed.

Mature Admission

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Complete an academic assessment and achieve a Grade 10 minimum
  • Provide an updated resume (if challenging courses by PLAR)
  • Provide official transcripts if available
  • Must provide a current criminal record and vulnerable sector check

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Courses

This program includes core Level 1 ECE courses rooted in Indigenous worldviews, perspectives, history, literature, engagement with Elders, and land-based education practices.

  1. INECE 105 Play:
    Learn how play and promoting play behaviours foster child development and learning.
  2. INECE 110 Guiding Children’s Behaviour:
    Learn how to apply positive knowledge to communicate, guide, and support children in building their own communication skills.
  3. INECE 115 Health, Safety and Nutrition:
    Learn how to promote the health and well-being of children through your professional practice.