Early Childhood Assistant Diploma Program

Love working with young children and helping them grow and learn? Then this is the program for you! This program teaches you about early childhood development, program planning, communication, and includes a practicum placement where you gain real experience as an assistant in a childcare setting.

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This program teaches students everything they need to know to work in early childhood education – including child development, educational psychology, curriculum design, and more. You’ll also get hands-on experience in childcare centers, kindergartens, and other early learning centers.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program can find employment opportunities in childcare centers, kindergartens, nursery schools and centers for exceptional children, Montessori Schools, and early learning centers.  Plus, with an ECA diploma, they can even start their own family childcare center.

Potential Future Title

Early Childhood Assistant.

Program Details

The Course consists of 13 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and in the internship.

  • Responsive Relationships and Guiding Behaviour
  • Program Planning and Philosophical Approaches to Learning
  • Introduction to Early Learning and Care
  • Roles, Responsibilities and the Reflective Practitioner
  • Multiple Perspectives of Child, Family and Community
  • Written Communications Skills
  • Introduction to Prenatal and Infant development
  • Introduction to Toddler Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Preschool Development
  • Observation and Documentation
  • Internship
  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • English Preparation Program – Advanced Level or Academic Preparation Program Required for Certain International students


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303-8300 Woodbine Ave, Markham ON L3R 9Y7

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