Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education Level 1 – Regional Delivery

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Program Description

The Indigenous Early Childhood Education Level 1 (Regional Delivery) program helps adults develop foundational literacy, as well as essential life and workplace skills, while also providing an introduction to Indigenous Early Childhood Education.

This program is for those with minimal to no experience, but who would like to start a career in Indigenous Early Childhood Education.

The intent of the Indigenous Early Childhood Education Level 1 (Regional Delivery) program is to:

  • Encourage learners to create positive life changes beyond the classroom
  • Provide opportunities for learners to upgrade their skills
  • Provide essential workplace skills training
  • Provide training and certification for three Indigenous Early Childhood Education courses

This program will be regionally based and delivered in-person, in First Nations communities across Saskatchewan. Please reach out to the Admissions Department at or by calling 306-477-9325 for information on program dates and locations.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 10 or Adult 10 is preferred
  • For Mature Admissions, an Academic Assessment is required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and out of school for at least one year
  • Must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector screening. Upon conditional acceptance, fees will be paid by SIIT or reimbursed.

Tuition & Fees

There is no cost to attend.

What to Expect

Delivery Method

This course is mostly classroom learning for six hours per day.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate. For this program, the attendance requirement is 90%.


If you complete the Essential Skills for Indigenous Early Childhood Education program, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Career & Post-Secondary Opportunities

Completing the Indigenous Early Childhood Education Level 1 (Regional Delivery) program at SIIT will prepare you for a career in Early Childhood Education, or to pursue post-secondary programs in a related field.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for their Saskatchewan certification in Early Childhood Education Level 1 (ECE Level 1). Those who receive their ECE Level 1 certification can work over 65 hours per month in a licensed childcare facility in Saskatchewan.

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