The Early Childhood Assistant (ECA) diploma will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to provide developmentally appropriate child care for children. Through this diploma, you will learn the fundamentals of early childcare and rules and regulations of the Canadian early childhood education sector. Successful completion of the ECA diploma will enhance your chances gain employment in early childcare settings and early learning centers as an assistant. Our Diploma Program is designed and approved by NACC (National Association of Career Colleges).
The diploma takes nine months to complete and has two mandatory block placements of 245 hrs each. The theory part (12 Modules = 445 hrs) is finished in class whereas the practicums are to be done in placement sites. Placement #1 is done in infant /toddler class and Placement #2 is done in preschool.
**Notes: Before entering the program, in compliance with the law for working in vulnerable sectors, students must submit:
- Satisfactory medical examination
- Police reference check (vulnerable sector check)
Before starting the Practicum, students will require to be CPR certified.