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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

This eight-month graduate certificate program provides you with additional training and skills to enhance your current career and open up new opportunities. As a student in this program, you will gain the tools necessary to support young families to promote positive mental health and to help prevent long-term mental health issues. You will also acquire skills, knowledge and judgment to make positive contributions to the best start in life for infants and their families.

There is a robust body of research and literature on early childhood development, including early mental health. A certificate in infant mental health will increase your knowledge and skills to work with vulnerable young children and their families.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Practical applications of current research

  • Understanding of risk and protective factors 

  • Early intervention applications

Work Experience

Field Placement

During this program you will complete a mandatory field placement. Prior to beginning your field placement, you will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check, an up to date medical form, and Standard First Aid and CPR. The documents will be validated by a third party.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Child protection agencies
  • Early intervention

  • Children’s mental health 

  • Child welfare

  • Infant development

  • Family support

  • Settlement programs

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