The Early Childcare Assistant program equips childcare workers with the knowledge, skills and experience for employment as Assistants in day care or early learning centers. The program gives students an overview of the responsibilities of an early childcare assistant and the opportunity to perform these responsibilities through an on-site practicum placement. The program also presents foundational skills needed for those seeking to move into an Early Childhood Educator program.
The program includes a practicum that provides the student with an opportunity to incorporate classroom theory into real work situations. It allows the student the ability to demonstrate, evaluate and refine skills needed by a professional in an early child care environment. It also provides mentorship for the student to observe and interact with other early childhood professionals.
Child care and early childhood education are careers that offer variety, challenges and an opportunity to advance as skills and knowledge develop. There are numerous job opportunities for an Early Childcare Assistant:
Mississauga Career Centre has specific admission requirements. Some courses have additional requirements.
Students may be eligible to get help paying for the training from government programs such as:
Or visit our financial assistance page for more resources.