A1-Global College – Mississauga/Brampton/Milton

Healthcare Program Certificate

Early Childhood Assistant Program

Elevate your future in early childhood care with our 9-month Early Childhood  Assistant Program. Acquire vital skills for child development through a flexible mix of on-site and online classes. Your rewarding career begins here.

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About the Early Childhood Assistant Program

The Early Childhood Program imparts vital knowledge and skills for a successful career in the field. Our childcare certification offers expertise in child development, health and safety, lesson planning, and behaviour management across diverse settings such as daycare centers, pre-schools, kindergartens and home-based childcare.

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Program Type

Attain a prestigious certificate in Early Childhood Assistant program, showcasing your commitment and excellence in the realm of early childhood programs.

Length of Program

Our 9-month Early Childhood Assistant program encompasses two block placements of 125 hours and 200 hours block placements, delivering comprehensive training in the field of early childhood education.

Program Availability

Enrollments are open every month. This guarantees accessibility and convenience, catering to the schedules of eager students. Inquire now to secure your spot for the upcoming date

Access Financial Aid at our OSAP approved Private Career College

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career)
  • Scholarships and Bursaries
Areas of Focus

What will I be Learning?

Key elements of the Early Childhood Assistant program:

Career Options

What Jobs will this program get me?

We prepare you for a range of rewarding careers:

Career Outlook for Childhood Assistants

Our Early Childhood Assistant Program equips you with vital skills for a flourishing career in this field. The childcare certification ensures expertise in child development, health and safety protocols, lesson planning, and effective behaviour management.

These skills are applicable in diverse settings such as daycare centers, pre-schools,  kindergartens, and home-based childcare, promising a dynamic and impactful career  path.

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  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum Age requirement of 18 years or older
  • Medical Examination
  • Mature Student Status
  • Medical Form Completed by a Doctor
  • Criminal Record Check
  • English Language Proficiency

Our Early Childhood Assistant Program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide students with a robust knowledge base and practical skills in early childhood education and care.

The program encompasses various key areas, ensuring a well-rounded understanding and competence. These areas of focus include:

  • Foundation of Early Childhood Education: Establishing fundamental knowledge  in early childhood education principles
  • Communications: Developing effective communication skills for childcare interactions
  • Infant and Child Development: Exploring the intricate stages of infant and child growth.
  • Observation Skills: Cultivating keen observation abilities vital for understanding young learners.
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition- Prioritizing health, safety and nutritional aspects in childcare.
  • Child, Family and Community: Understanding children’s interactions with their family and community
  • Practicum: Gaining hands-on experience through practical application
  • Introduction to Sociology: Introducing sociological influences on early childhood education.
  • Play-Based Early Learning Strategies- Applying play-based methods for engaging
    learning experiences
  • Language and Literacy: Nurturing language and literacy skills in young children
  • Introduction to Psychology: Exploring psychological foundations in child development
  • Guiding Children’s Behaviour: Mastering techniques to effectively guide children’s behaviour.
  • Creating Inclusive Environment: Establishing an environment that embraces diversity.
  • Special Needs: Addressing strategies for catering to special needs
  • Practicum II: Building advanced practical experience through the second practicum phase.

At A1 Global College, we understand that pursuing high education can be a significant financial commitment. To support our students, we offer various financial aid options to eligible students.

Here are some of the financial aid opportunities available:

1. Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
2. Better Jobs Ontario (Formerly known as Second Career Program)
3. Scholarships and Bursaries
4. Work-Study Program
5. Flexible Payment Plans
6. Registered Education Savings Plan
7. External Funding Sources

**Financial aid availability varies based on individual circumstances. Our dedicated office supports you, providing guidance, answering questions, and exploring suitable financial aid options for your specific needs

Our program ensures a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, setting the stage for a successful and impactful career in early childhood education and care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions asked by students, prospects, and alumni.

Becoming an Early Childhood Assistant requires the completion of a specialized program, such as the highly regarded Early Childhood Assistant Program offered by A1-Global College. Our program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of crucial aspects such as child development, curriculum planning, and behavior management, ensuring that you are well-prepared to embark on a rewarding career in the field of early childhood education.

Throughout the program, you will delve into the fascinating world of child development, gaining insights into the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional milestones that children experience during their formative years. This understanding will enable you to create an environment that fosters growth and supports a child’s individual needs.

At A1-Global College, we take pride in preparing our students for success in the field of early childhood education. Our program equips you with the tools and understanding needed to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.

The cost of obtaining this diploma can vary based on the educational institution you choose. At A1-Global College, we are committed to offering high-quality education at an affordable price. We understand the importance of making education accessible to aspiring individuals like you.

To obtain specific information regarding the tuition fees for our Early Childhood Assistant Program, I encourage you to reach out to our dedicated admission office. Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with detailed information regarding the cost of the program, any available scholarships or financial aid options, and any additional expenses that may be associated with the program.

We look forward to assisting you and providing you with the necessary information to make an informed decision about your educational future.

At A1-Global College, our highly comprehensive Early Childhood Assistant program extends over a period of nine months. This duration encompasses a well-structured curriculum consisting of coursework and practical hands-on experience through two mandatory block placements, each totaling 245 hours.

By completing two block placements, you will have an immersive experience that further solidifies your understanding of the practical aspects of working in the field of early childcare. At A1-Global College, we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive educational journey that equips you to thrive in this field.

Obtaining an Early Childhood Assistant certificate opens up a multitude of career opportunities for graduates. With this qualification, individuals can pursue fulfilling employment in various settings such as Child care Centers, Nursery Schools, Family- Home Child care providers, Community and Social service agencies, Special Education Settings, and Recreation centers. These diverse career paths allow graduates to work directly with children, contributing to their development, well-being, and education.

Whether it’s creating engaging learning experiences, providing nurturing care, or supporting children with special needs, the skills gained through the program empower the graduates to make a positive impact in the lives of children and their families.

To enroll in the program, several admission requirements must be met to ensure a smooth and successful academic journey. These requirements include a satisfactory medical examination, mature student status, a police reference check, and a good command of the English language.

As part of the process, a medical form, duly completed by a qualified doctor, is also mandatory. These requirements aim to guarantee the well-being and safety of all participants, foster a supportive learning environment, and ensure effective communication throughout the program.

By adhering to these admission criteria, students can embark on their educational path with confidence, knowing that they have met the necessary prerequisites for a rewarding experience in the Early Childhood Assistant program.

To accommodate the diverse needs of our students, A1-Global College proudly provides the Early Childhood Assistant Program in two flexible delivery methods: onsite and online.

Our onsite program allows students to engage in face-to-face learning experiences, fostering a collaborative environment and facilitating direct interaction with instructors and peers. For those seeking flexibility and convenience, our online program offers a comprehensive virtual learning experience accessible anytime, anywhere.

With both delivery methods, students can access high-quality education that suits their individual preferences, schedules, and learning styles. At A1 Global College, we are committed to providing accessible and inclusive education to empower aspiring Early Childcare Assistants on their educational journey.

Enrollment for the program is available on a rolling basis, with new start dates opening nearly every month. To discover the upcoming start date, please reach out to our admissions office for the most up-to-date information. They will be happy to assist you with your inquiry.

At A1-Global College, we embrace a diverse student body, welcoming both domestic (Permanent Residents and Citizens) and international students to pursue our esteemed Early Childhood Assistant Certificate.

We take pride in fostering an inclusive learning environment that celebrates students from various cultural backgrounds, promoting cross-cultural understanding and collaboration. Our program provides a rich educational experience, ensuring that all students have equal opportunities to advance their skills in post-secondary education and thrive in the field of early childcare.