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Infant Orientation Course

The Infant Child Care Orientation Course (ICCOC) gives an introduction to the care and education of children ages birth to 24 months in a centre-based child care setting. It consists of a textbook (Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers; Janet Gonzalez-Mena and Dianne Widmeyer Eyer; Fifth edition), a video (How Caring Relationships Support Self-Regulation; Marie Goulet), other resource materials (as required) and 6 Study Guides:

  • the Profession of Infant Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • Setting Up for Infant Care
  • Parent-Caregiver Communication

In each study guide there are learning activities and self-checks (self-check answers are included at the end of each study guide). There is an assignment at the end of each study guide plus a final assignment designed to allow you to demonstrate you have a global understanding of the course (7 assignments in total).

Once all assignments are assessed as complete you will be eligible to receive Infant classification in addition to other classifications held.

The course is offered on a semester-basis, three times per year - Fall (September through December); Winter (January through April); and Summer (May through August).

Pre-requisite: Preschool Certification - Level One (minimum)

Contact AECENL for information regarding registration and fees.

If you have accessed the course through an organization other than AECENL please check with AECENL prior to beginning to ensure that your completion certificate will be acceptable for certification purposes.