Early Childhood Assistant

Program Accreditation: Diploma

Program Duration:  1000 Total Hrs: Theory 520 Hrs; Internship (Co-op Work Experience) 480 Hrs.

Program Overview
The Early Childcare Assistant Diploma Program has been designed to equip childcare workers with the valuable knowledge, skills and experience for employment as Assistants in day care or early learning centres. In addition to covering early childhood development, program planning, communication and other vital topics in childcare, the program also includes the role of the assistant in a childcare setting.

Admission Requirement
An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or
be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test

Internship Requirement
Medical Certificate
Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check
Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Certification

Career Opportunity
There is increasing demand in the industry for qualified individuals who have completed formal training such as that offered in this diploma program. Career opportunities exist in childcare centers, kindergartens, nursery schools and centers for exceptional children, Montessori Schools and early learning centers.

Course Description
Introduction to Early Learning and Care
Roles, Responsibilities and the Reflective Practitioner
Multiple Perspectives of Child, Family and Community
Introduction to prenatal and infant development
Introduction to Toddler Development
Introduction to preschool and school age development
Observation and Documentation
Responsive Relationships and Guiding Behaviour
Program Planning and Philosophical Approaches to Learning
Written Communications Skills
Health and Safety

This Course will provide the students 480 hours’ practical experience in the real-world business. At Evergreen College, the Internship (Co-op Work Experience) are a valuable chance for students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in the real world. Students can gain confidence through their internship by putting their skills to the test. They know they can deal with the challenges presented to them in their new career.

Career Services plays a major role in shaping the learning experience. From the first day, to well after graduation, Career Services is constantly working to provide guidance, resources, opportunities, and assistance. As a school with a diverse student body, our goal is to bridge the gap between the classroom and the employment world, while understanding Canadian workplace cultures and professional behaviours.

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