Indigenous Early Childhood Education (INECE) Level 3

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Program Description

The Indigenous Early Childhood Education (ECE) Level 3 program is twelve courses, with two in-person practicums that explore best practices and in-depth knowledge of Early Childhood Professional Education in alignment with provincial ECE standards. This program includes twelve Level 3 ECE courses rooted in Indigenous worldviews, perspectives, history, literature, engagement with Elders, land-based education practices, related to child development, and kinship.

Learners are expected to attend classes online and participate in two in-person land-based camps and two in-person practicums.

Admission Requirements



  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • ECE Level II
  • Grade 12, Adult 12 or GED education required, or Mature Admissions
  • Canadian Criminal Record Checks (CRCs) – RCMP or Canadian Police Information Checks (CPICs) Plus Canadian Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSCs)
  • Must be a Saskatchewan Resident

Mature Admission

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • The applicant will be Entrance Exam tested as part of the Mature
    Admissions requirements
  • Provide an updated resume and reference letter from a current or past employer of a daycare/childcare centre (if challenging courses by PLAR)
  • Provide official transcripts if available
  • The applicant must submit a recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search

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).


  • LAND 200Land Based Learning 1
  • EXCP 200Exceptionalities in Early Childhood Settings
  • INST 101Indigenous Studies
  • LANG 201Incorp. Indigenous Languages in Early Childhood
  • OBSR 200Observations and Documentation in Early Childhood
  • TODD 215Caring for Infants and Toddlers
  • PRAC 235Practicum III
  • COMM 232Communication Skills for ECE Professionals
  • LITR 201Indigenous Storytelling and Literacy Development
  • SCAC 200Supporting School-Aged Children
  • CREA 220Skills for Creative Arts Development
  • ADMN 240Intro to Administration of a Childcare Setting
  • LAND 205Land Based Learning II
  • PRAC 236Practicum IV

Tuition & Fees

This program is supported by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education through a grant and is tuition-free for all accepted applicants.

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method
  • Online study
  • PLAR: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (Independent Study)
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 this program, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from SIIT.

Career Path

Career Opportunities

The Certificate of Achievement received for completing this program supports the registration of Saskatchewan ECE Level 3 certification.

Fall 2024 - Indigenous Early Childhood Education (INECE) Level 3 - Online

Program Length: 8 months
Start Date: 09/03/2024
Division: Health and Community Studies
Campus: Other
Location: Online - Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 3 - Fall 2024
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Fall 2024 - Indigenous Early Childhood Education (INECE) Level 3 (Accelerated program) - Online

Program Length: 10 months
Start Date: 09/06/2024
Division: Health and Community Studies
Campus: Other
Location: Online - Indigenous Early Childhood Education - Level 3 (Accelerated program)
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