The IPC’s ECCE Caregiver qualification comprises of 100 certified training hours and takes 8 weeks to complete. On successful completion of the ECCE Caregiver qualification participants are qualified to work in educational settings and environments, with children up to 6 years of age.
The training is structured as a series of workshops to equip caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with, understand and support the developmental needs of young children. The care of infants and toddlers is very different than caring for older children. The younger the child the more attention each child needs. On completion participants will learn many of the different needs of infants and toddlers and how to give the needed care based on the developmental level of each child; they will be able to recognize ways that personal development and social skills affect professionalism; they will learn how environmental health is affected by the children’s and staff’s personal life and hygiene practices.
- Participant should be over 18 years of age.
- Participant should have at least 12 years of education.
- Participants should be proficient in reading and writing in the English language
8 weeks – 100 training hours
In order to receive the IPC ECCE Caregiver Certificate participants will be required to:
- Work or volunteer in an early years environment for the duration of the program.
- Attend all the scheduled workshops
- Submit supervised practicum assignments
The IPC ECCE Caregiver program is conducted via face-to-face workshops covering 5 critical areas of ECCE.
- Understanding Child Growth and Development
- Supporting Children’s Learning
- Health and Hygiene
- Environmental Health & Safety
Assignments are task-based and are on-going throughout the duration of the program. They are submitted and reviewed by the trainer during the workshops. They include a combination of tasks to be completed by the participant and tasks that the supervisor needs to observe them performing. All tasks are required to be signed off by the supervisor.