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First Nations Child Care

First Nations of Saskatchewan are developing child and youth services to meet their specific community needs. The design of the First Nations Child Care program is based on the following principles:

  • community-based programming prepares learners for the full range of occupations that make up the profession of child and youth care,
  • provides a career ladder and is intended to be delivered generatively.

The earning potential is minimum wage and up.  See drop-down menu for employment opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Child Care Workers, Directors, Supervisor's, etc
  • Public or Private area of Child Care
  • Teaching Assistants


How is this program taught?

The generative approach of program development and delivery is a method of providing bicultural education. Learners learn the generally accepted theories and practices of the child and youth care field. At the same time, they also learn the values and culture of the local community with regard to childcare.


Admission Requirements

Regular Admissions:

  • Grade 12 / Adult 12 / or GED 12
  • CPIC
  • Vulnerable Sector Check

Mature Admission

  • Age of 21 years or older
  • Any applicant under special admission is subject to a CAAT Assessment

For more information, contact an academic advisor at

Work Experience

To receive experience in the area of child care, students will participate in several practicums over two years.

The first is an orientation to daycare and the second provides the student a chance to self-evaluate in a child care setting. In the second year students are required to complete further practicums to explore the application of ethics and participate in program delivery.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of all SIIT academic requirements.

Talk to an Advisor

For more information on this program please email our Advisor at