North American College

 North American College

 of Information Technology

Early Childcare Assistant Program

Program Length: 34 weeks


This program is offered at our Toronto and Scarborough Campus


The Early Childcare Assistant program was developed to equip childcare workers with valuable knowledge, skills and experience for employment as Assistants in daycares or early learning centres. It was designed to give students an overview of the responsibilities of an early childcare assistant and opportunities to perform those responsibilities. 

In addition to covering early childhood development, program planning, communication and other vital topics in childcare, the program also includes the role of computers in a childcare setting and how to use this tool to enhance the development in children.


Course Outline

  1. Orientation
  2. Role of the Childcare Worker
  3. Observation Skills
  4. Child Development
  5. Guiding Children
  6. Program Planning
  7. Children and Technology
  8. Communication Skills
  9. Health and Safety
  10. Nutrition
  11. Testing
  12. CPR/ First Aid
  13. Clinical Placement

College also arranges 490 hours of mandatory Practicum Placement for the students. The placement provides the students the opportunity to apply the theories into a real work situation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as assistant teachers in child care centre's and nursery schools, or as family-home child care providers. Job titles include: Child Care Assistant, Child Care Worker, Daycare Early Childhood Educator Assistant, Day Care Worker, Day Care Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Baby Care Worker, Infant Day Care Worker, Nursery School Helper, and Preschool Helper.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 14 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Medical Certificate (free of communicable disease with up-to-date immunization status)
  • Negative Police Check (Vulnerable persons),

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