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Get the Skills to Become an Early Childcare Assistant

An early childcare assistant leading a group of children in play. She is wearing a cape! Get a new career, start your Early Childcare Assistant Diploma Program at CCBST.
When you become an Early Childcare Assistant you’ll help children learn socialization, cooperation, enthusiasm for learning and respect

 Early Childcare Assistant Diploma Program in as Little as 41 Weeks*

If you enjoy working with young children and you are interested in healthy preschool development then consider becoming an Early Childhood Assistant. Explore the historical roots of childcare, child growth, and development. Learn how to make a positive impact on a child’s early life!

Become a Confident Early Childcare Assistant

The Early Childcare Assistant Diploma program gives you the knowledge and skills to effectively work with infant, toddler, preschool and school-aged children. You’ll gain an understanding of the personal development, social development and health and safety needs associated with children in the early years. Experience the difference that an Early Childhood Assistant can make in the lives of young children and their families!

Prepare to provide support, encouragement, and self-esteem to children as they develop. In addition, through a practicum placement, you’ll benefit from hands-on experience in a childcare facility. There, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts of child development that you’ll learn throughout the Early Childcare Assistant Diploma program.

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The best way to see if CCBST is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Book a Tour Now or Get more information.

Course Outline

The Early Childcare Assistant Diploma program includes entry to advanced level training:

  • Introduction to Early Child Care and Education
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Child, Family, and Community
  • Child Development
  • Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Observation Skills
  • Preschool Development
  • Guiding Children
  • Nutrition

You’ll also complete an internship (practicum) to graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities. CCBST is 100% responsible for finding a placement for you at an appropriate organization.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Early Childcare Assistant Diploma program will be able to pursue employment as a:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Day Care Worker
  • Assistant Day Care Supervisor
  • Early Childhood Program Staff
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Child Care Worker Assistant
  • Day Care Helper
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Preschool Helper
  • and more!
Thank you to all my teachers and CCBST for taking the time to teach me. I have learned a lot, and I feel that you have prepared me very well … You gave me the skills, knowledge, and confidence I need to be successful in my job. Many thanks to you all.
Maria Teresa

Funding Your Education

CCBST is an excellent option for individuals who want to get ahead without a major financial burden. At CCBST, tuition is more affordable than larger schools while maintaining the same quality of education.

You may also be eligible to receive OSAP (Government Financial Aid) as all CCBST programs are full time.

Lastly, you may qualify for Second Career Eligibility Ontario. The Second Career program provides support to laid-off employees who will benefit from retraining to find work. Please contact a CCBST admissions representative to see if you meet the criteria.

For more information about Financial Aid and Second Career Training click here.

Is a Career in Early Childhood Education Right For You? Get More Info…

To learn more about our Early Childhood Assistant program and to find out if CCBST is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information.

For immediate questions or to speak with a friendly CCBST Admissions Advisor, call:

Brampton 905-224-5241
Scarborough 416-800-6236
North York 416-800-2664
Mississauga 416-800-8803

*38 week program length when completed in normal time.