Early childcare assistants (ECA) program teaching students care, plan and arrange activities for preschool and school-age children.
8 weeks in total of 320 hours
Early childcare assistants (ECA) plan and arrange activities for preschool and school-age children. Early childhood educators and assistants lead children in activities to encourage and develop their academic, physical and mental/psychological growth. Our unique diploma program especially focuses on health and safety, children’s infancy, toddler and preschool development, interactive and two-way communications, child mental development and guidance, developing educational theories, designing age-reflective curriculum, and program management while working with families where needed.
Applicant must have Grade 12 level or a university degree or a college diploma and demonstrated competency in English.
After students finish in-class training, students will have an opportunity to have a minimum of 8 weeks of full-time placement in the day care centre.
In Ontario, employment prospects are expected to be on the rising pattern for early childhood assistants (ECA), a relatively large occupation grouping with a good future outlook all over in Canada. Employment in the occupation has been growing progressively over the last few years. These professionals are fairly young, with an average age group between 25-45 years.
After completion of the diploma program, early childcare assistants can easily work in child-care centres, kindergartens and nursery schools, agencies for exceptional children, and other environments where early childhood education services are provided, or they even may be self-employed at their own pace licensed as a home-based childcare facility.
They can work in various work-setting as:
- child-care worker assistant in schools/daycare centers,
- child-care worker in daycare/schools
- day-care helper/supervisor
- early childhood educator in education agencies
- early childhood program staff assistant
- early childhood supervisor
- preschool helper/ supervisor
- preschool teacher
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