Diploma: Early Childcare Assistant
Program Detail:

Program กกEarly Childcare Assistant 

Credential awarded


Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code กก6200


  • Orientation
  • Role of the childcare worker
  • Observation Skills
  • Child Development
  • Guiding Children
  • Program Planning
  • Children and Technology
  • Communication Skills
  • Health and Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Testing
  • CPR/ First Aid
Job Career
  • ECA
  • Home Support Worker
  • Childcare Worker
  • Day Care Teacher

Overview / Career Prospects:

The Program is designed to help students learn about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children and to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for planning and carrying out activities which optimize individual development of young children. The Program blends theory about how children develop with a hands-on application of theoretical principles. Students are given the opportunity to explore child development theory and to apply it to programming for infant, toddler, preschool and school-aged children. Included in this sequence are developmental theory and practice for children with special needs as well as an overview of relevant communications theory and philosophy.

According to published reports, this is a priority area for the Federal Government that has been earmarked for huge investments for considerably improving Early Child Education in the years to come. It is well acknowledged by both at the federal and provincial levels that early child education ought to be improved by establishing new kindergartens; increasing the number of early child instructors, reducing daycare fees, etc. Based on authentic estimate, the market for early child education is amazingly blooming. The ECA graduates of Maple Leaf College are invariably chosen by employers and are always in demand. 
The job requirements as specific to the ECA are Canadian educational background (at least Canadian post-secondary Diploma or higher) and Professional Certificate from North America (such as: NACC,CPR), besides excellent communication skills and references. 
Employment Requirements:

  • Canadian Educational Background (at least Canadian post-secondary Diploma or higher) and Professional Certificate in North America (such as: NACC, CPR). 
  • Canadian Experience 
  • Communication Skills(ability of expression and communication in English)