Infant and Early Child Mental Health, Postgraduate Certificate | Seneca College | Toronto, Canada
8 months
15133 CAD/year
4973 CAD/year
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The Infant and Early Child Mental Health program at Seneca College provides you with additional training and skills to enhance your current career and open up new opportunities.

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As a student in the Infant and Early Child Mental Health  program at Seneca College  you will study infant and children’s mental health, family dynamics, community mental health, therapeutic approaches and crisis intervention.  You will also acquire the skills, knowledge and judgment to make a positive contribution to the positive mental health of infants, children and 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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Dynamics of the Family
  • Integrating Attachment and Brain Development
  • Human Development
  • Communications and Counselling with Families
  • Understanding and Responding to the Challenging Behaviour of Young Children

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or three-year college diploma or equivalent
  • Applicants with a two-year college diploma and at least six months of full-time work experience in early childhood development or a related field may be considered for admission. A relevant resumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency for graduate certificates 

After admission, but before beginning classes, you must obtain:

  • current immunization report and report of chest x–ray or tuberculin skin test
  • valid Standard First Aid with CPR C certificate (two-day course)
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15133 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15133 CAD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    4973 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4973 CAD per year during 8 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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