EARLY CHILDCARE ASSISTANT DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Duration in years: 1 Academic year (38 weeks)
Duration in hours: 945 Total Hrs. (Theory: 455 hrs. Field Placement: 490 hrs.)
The ECA Practicum is divided into two seven weeks full-time co-op placements in a licensed daycare center. Practicum 1 takes place in an Infant and/or Toddler setting & Practicum 2 takes place in preschool setting.
There is increasing demand in the industry for qualified individuals who have completed formal training such as those offered in this diploma program. You’ll graduate from our Early Childcare Assistant program with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of related workplaces, including; nursery schools, kindergartens, Montessori Schools, early learning centers, daycare centers and both government and non-profit organizations, among many others.
The Course consists of 12 modules.
These modules are covered in the classroom and in the clinical lab. Additional practical experience is provided in a facility and in the community.
- Introduction to Early Childcare and Education
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Child, Family and Community
- Introduction to Child Development
- Introduction to Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Development
- Introduction to Preschool Development
- Observation Skills
- Guiding Children
- Curriculum Planning
- Written Communication Skills
- Health and Safety
Job search workshops are included as a part of the course.