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

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in September 2020. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

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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